SRD PRO Active Top 25%
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1. Shows #ResponsibleDesign thinking, innovation and practice
2. Progresses the UN SDG#12 Responsible Consumption and Production
3. Low or no CO2 emissions (or better includes all CO2e) use low or no waste models
4. Significant development of SRD concepts and principles across this website.
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SRD Pro Active Top 25% shows good ideas & intelligent initiatives in practice. Aims to assist promoting credible work & products that can improve the future for us all.
You may choose to use these entries and ask your current supplier why they themselves are not as good. If they are, please do tell us. All entries shall be triple approved, then will be rechecked every year for validity, so SRD says they’re all very good directions that show #ResponsibleDesign in practice …
International List ~ SRD PRO Active Top 25% : reviewed free listings
You may enjoy some of the work of these leading global corporates in this growing list (with x3 SRD review, some pending).
( Architectural Designers: William McDonough + Partners architecture and community design :
Biological products: Novozymes developing enzymes for innovative uses :
Carpet Tiles: Interface – Ray Anderson visionary CEO took the leap to good business model long before most others – USA based
Consumer goods: Unilever, article multiple products : IKEA, article products for the home :
Cosmetics: Natura range of natural makeup and cleaning – Brazil based : Lush, policy range of more natural cosmetics and packaging – UK based : The Body Shop, article has an ethically sourced, vegan based range with many good initiatives – UK based :
Finance: South Pole acting on SDGs as a big business opportunity :
Footwear: GroFive – Expandals see feature story below : Nike (pending) several good guides and design leadership :
Magazines / Media: National Geographic years of illuminating stories : Environment + Energy Leader (pending) resources + awards : TreeHugger an early writer was an SRD Convenor. SRD Change story : Inhabitat (pending) design for a better world :
Outdoor Sports: Patagonia + 2019 recognition over 40 years outdoor gear makers and activists – USA based :
Property Developers: City Developments Limited believe that every sector can play key roles in changing the climate :
Transport / Airlines: Virgin has worked well to raise standards but could do more – EU based : USA JetBlue (pending) and Delta Air Lines (pending) Both have committed to climate neutrality goals : Japan ANA (pending) say they are offering Green Bonds : EU based Lufthansa (pending) and EasyJet Plc (pending) are planning to use more greener alternative biofuels :
Transport / Shipping: MAERSK notably reaching for standards significantly above industry levels – EU based :
Transport / Vehicles: BYD Auto (pending) major electric vehicle manufacturer – China based : Ebusco (pending) electric bus manufacturer – EU based : Tesla (pending) advanced electric cars & energy – USA based : Nissan (pending) Major EV manufacturer – Japan based :
Wildlife photographers: Photo Ark Joel Sartore award winning animal photo-documentation : (29 international to date : 18feb20)
International List ~ Feature example story : GroFive – Expandals
GroFive – Expandals, innovative footwear that really ‘Walks the talk’
As an independent, Aussie based, not-for-profit, the Society for Responsible Design (SRD) sees change and adaption are coming and quickly. So it’s great when we come across a product/ business/ nonprofit that combines and exemplifies all the good things you need to make positive change even better, and especially for underprivileged kids.
Think of well crafted and constructed open footwear that’s specifically designed to grow with their feet. Clever sandals that expand at the front as well as the usual top and heel. As for the materials, their first priority is quality and durability. Most of the upper is made with a very high quality synthetic leather with durable Velcro for easy fastening. The sole is made of mostly virgin with some recycled rubber with added thickness in all “impact and flex-zones” to put up with kids’ wear and tear. Even better, these were created for kids in all cool-temperate to tropical countries of the world (yes, nearly everywhere).
Combine this with a priority to reduce waste, provide value through products thoughtfully designed to really last, to be continually used and to significantly reduce waste going to dumps or landfills. All of which compliments their admirable mission. So it’s no surprise that they are also a deserving 2019 Katerva Prize Category winner, Behavioral Change https://katerva.net/awards/category-winner/1968-expandals
The more we learned the more we liked about this product and process. Most of their financing has come from donations and crowdfunding. GroFive and Expandals are the commercial side and their business model which is majority owned by their nonprofit “Because International”. The bonus here is that in addition to more awareness going toward their mission, revenues from GroFive help the cause of the nonprofit as well. This gets more shoes on feet that need them the most https://grofive.com/pages/5-good-things plus there are several options to get expandals for your own kids and to help others as well.
All up, their expandable footwear has been on the feet of kids all around the world for nearly 5 years. And along with hearing about how great they’re doing, GroFive have also pushed for feedback to improve, adding this to reviews on Facebook and Amazon. This has made the whole group better and more confident than ever that their latest iteration is the best footwear in the world for the growing feet of all children.
SRD sees this as a great example of purpose led #ResponsibleDesign thinking and practice. We are always excited to see our conceptual model in the field and taking all the steps necessary for positive change (small pun intended). ReDesign for better efficiency, longer usage for less materials are all hallmarks of this. Well done GroFive team, your Expandals are great by design. GroFive is a USA based Benefit Corporation that focuses on better products for children through design and mission. Further links https://becauseinternational.org : Brightvibes article https://www.brightvibes.com/975/en/expandals-the-only-footwear-that-grows-with-your-child : Expandals concept. https://vimeo.com/239007263 :: Expandals web https://grofive.com
SRD global good article final 12aug19
Australia + SRD PRO Active Top 25% free listings start (some pending approval)
You may enjoy some of the work of these leading Aussie+ corporates in this growing list.
Agricultural / farmers: Carbon Farmers storing carbon in the soil and access to carbon markets for farmers and others :
Architects: Architects Declare following UK declarations in May 2019 :
C Plus promote sustainable initiatives in projects (past SRD sponsor) :
Banks: Bank Australia responsible banking policy : Bendigo bank tbc 5th largest in Au :
Carpet Tiles / Flooring: Interface AU and NZ : tbc flooring
Commercial Real Estate: Investa commercial RE managers (past SRD sponsors)
Cosmetics: The Body Shop a large ethically sourced, vegan based range with many good packaging and recycling initiatives – UK based :
Energy: Powershop from green energy guide : Diamond Energy from green energy guide :
Graphic: Digital Eskimo TBC, et al :
Green electricians: LED lighting generally :
Green painters: using water-based paints & finishes whenever appropriate :
Greener Development: The Paddock well considered eco efficient design :
Interior design: St James Whitting (recent SRD executive) et al :
Landscape Architecture: Australian Ecosystems PL multi award winners :
Magazines: Renew inspiring, enabling and advocating sustainable living : Green Magazine sustainable design houses, gardens and profiles :
Media: Gardening Australia : ABC independent media across Australia : RenewEconomy clean energy and analysis : TheDriven news and analysis about electric vehicles, and the transition to zero carbon : One Step Off the Grid PV and storage stories for all :
Guardian Australia four global versions, UK based :
Natural pools: chemical free swimming pools filtered by plants and nature :
Travel: Intrepid Travel real world travel experiences with care for country & people :
Optical: Dresden innovative design, all parts replaceable : WWF reefCycle sunglasses contains reclaimed fishing nets (may not be inexpensive) :
Pest Management: Systems Pest Management using best pest management practices (SRD small corporate member) :
Photovoltaic PV Recycling: Reclaim PV Australian owned and operated :
Printers: Fishprint et al :
REAP Paper guide: /reap-eco-paper-guide (Rec. Enviro. Accountable Paper) :
Shops: Biome many good products (still out on ‘non-essential oils’)
Socks that Give: Conscious Step (creator was a past SRD Change exhibitor) :
Supply-chain Logistics: Brambles has own green goals mapped to SDGs :
Transport / Airlines: Virgin Au tbc : Qantas tbc :
Vehicle: manuf. Au EV pax tbc :
Wastewater treatment: Biolytix NZ enviro. responsible sewage treatment :
Wines, organic: Tamburlaine, Hunter Valley+ others organic or biodynamic :
past SRD sponsors : (31+ Australia + so far)
Australian+ List ~ Feature Example Story –
Dresden Optics where seeing is believing.
While many companies say they are doing the best they can, it’s good to see clearly when a company’s rhetoric is matched with their mission, product and service. It looks as though Dresden are not only visionary, they’re a good example of #ResponsibleDesign thinking and practice. This Aussie based company designed their own frames and invented clever replaceable pins that means that all the parts are replaceable and recyclable as well. That’s right, if you have a part that ever breaks, it’s not the end of your glasses. You can post Dresden the broken part for recycling and they’ll post you back the missing part to replace yourself or bring them in for a fix, all too easy. Even better your glasses live on and don’t end up as landfill. With an eye for detail Dresden have endeavoured to create zero-waste, closed-loop manufacturing. Their products are simple, distinctive and work well. This ethos is matched throughout their business, they want to change the world for the better. Starting with a good concept that aims to respect the earth, they developed their product and processes then put them into practice with client satisfying results.
Dresden have good working relationships with many health insurance providers so it is entirely possible that your glasses may be provided at a healthy discount or even at no direct cost to you. They are currently found in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in Oz, in Auckland and stores in Toronto, Canada plus growing elsewhere as well. dresden.vision/au/sustainability/how-we-reduce-waste SRD story – 12aug19 ***Continuing their advances, Dresden in partnership with Sustainable Salons are now offering 100% Post-consumer Waste Sunglasses made from shampoo bottles called the Shampoo Collection. 18feb20 update
Australian List ~ FEATURE STORY on Australian Ecosystems Pty Ltd TBC ~ (pending approval) –
their story has all the hallmarks of triple bottom line success… SRDpro aims to assist promoting those with credible work that are improving the future for us all.
Members may start advising or considering businesses and products in the top 25% of industry that clearly demonstrate longer term benefits for Life-on-Earth. Use both positive and negative filters to help define businesses and products for possible inclusion. Include some justification for performance, best practice, etc. Good examples may earn a free listing. The intent is to leverage 30 years of independent, positive direction advancing sustainability by design. The concept was created and developed over many years and You are invited to submit your suggestions to srd [at] srd.org.au (replace with @) Ideally, advise website, 100 word brief, any connection you may have to them and why their inclusion is deserved. The final decision to include rests with the creator / SRD executive and SRD membership.
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has begun. More to Come. Aiming to assist promoting those with credible work that are improving the future for us all. Members may start advising or considering businesses and products in the top 25% of industry that clearly demonstrate longer term benefits for Life-on-Earth. Use both positive and negative filters to help define businesses and products for possible inclusion. Include some justification for performance, best practice, etc. Good examples may earn a free listing. The intent is to leverage 30 years of independent, positive direction advancing sustainability by design. The concept was created and developed over many years and You are invited to submit your suggestions to srd [at] srd.org.au (replace with @) Ideally, advise website, 100 word brief, any connection you may have to them and why their inclusion is deserved. The final decision to include rests with the creator / SRD executive and SRD membership. It all starts here…
SRD PRO Active Top 25%
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Top 25% in each Industry (maximum)
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