Practicing what we preach is essential to our business and to the impact that our activities exercise upon our people, our partners, our clients, and the world in general.
The wonderful thing is that there are numerous other design firms, individual artists, business leaders and other persons and entities who share our views when it comes to the role a business should play in today's world. Some have formalized these views into formal pledges and public commitments. There are too many to mention, but here are those organizations that we have chosed to participate in, and formally commit to their pledges:
LUCITÀ is a Design Firm Adopter of The Designers Accord, a "...global coalition of designers, educators, researchers, engineers, and corporate leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact" by integrating the principles of sustainable design into all aspects of the development and production processes of the creative services industries. Endorsed by AIGA, Cumulus, and the IDSA, The Designers Accord counts 100,000 members from the international creative community representing 100 countries and all major design disciplines.
LUCITÀ has also taken the pledge of Design Can Change, a non commercial initiative started in British Columbia bringing together the international design community and working toward system-wide change to the way designers’ work impacts our planet.
To download the Design Can Change pledge, click here. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The United Nations Global Compact
One of the very first official acts of commitment to sustainable and responsible business that we carried out was signing on to the Global Compact in 2001, shortly after it was launched. While we have recently decided, as a small business, to focus our energies on active projects and issues with our clients and partners, we still believe bodies like the Compact can be valuable tools of change.