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ethical buildings

We care about people. We believe in working towards a fairer world for all. We believe that good design and good business ethics can work together to help build a better future for everyone.

The building industry is a huge consumer of global resources, and it is the responsibility of all involved in the process to ensure that work is carried out in a manner that preserves the dignity of everyone involved in the production chain across the world.

We have learned that this does not need to add excessive cost, but may require some careful study of the supply chains and resources. Keeping trade as local as possible helps to ensure that the effects of the work we do is managed properly.

 

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Caring for the Earth

All buildings use natural resources, both in their construction and during their life. The Architect has a wider responsibility to future generations to ensure that damage is minimised and the effects of building are recoverable.

We are supporters of the 'World Land Trust' which is working towards securing forests around the globe for the future.

Caring for the Workforce

Increasingly, the materials used in the building industry can be traced from extraction to point of supply, and good work is being done to reduce wholly exploitative practices. However, there is still a long way to go in this aim.

We try to use local materials wherever possible, which reduces exploitation, helps to support the local economy and minimises transportation. Where it is appropriate to import, we try to ensure that the materials are ethically produced.

Caring for the Future

We are only here for a short time. Let us try to leave the world better than we found it.

 

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