responsibility report

leave a lasting impression

From our director

our year in review

In early 2020, as we wrapped up our summer event season the Frank Wild team were enthusiastic about our abundant plans and goals for the year to come. Fast forward a few weeks later and the world had come to a cataclysmic stop. Perhaps one of the hardest hit, the future of our industry was bleak.

Like everyone else, we made projections for what was to come, mapped out every possible scenario, prepared for the worst and optimistically hoped for the best. After the initial upheaval we gained a new momentum. The overarching question was, when we make it through this, what is our purpose?

With this in mind we hurled ourselves in research and development. We searched for alternatives to materials, talked with suppliers about more responsible methods and set targets for how we would operate when we returned. We reviewed all of our policies and procedures, updating some with new commitments and in other cases completely starting again. Our team underwent training and we took big steps toward gaining new certifications.

By the time we emerged from our lockdown cocoons and began working on projects and with clients, we irrevocably valued the opportunity we had been given to reset. We produced our summer events with significantly reduced footprints and successfully achieved new levels of sustainable design. Our clients remained committed to our mission and together we overcame a mountain of hurdles to offer events that a year ago seemed impossible.

This report details our achievements for the 2020-21 year, and highlights the goals to which we will measure our success and growth for the future. In an inherently unsustainable industry we continue to strive to be part of the solution.

We thank our clients, suppliers and our team for enabling us to do so.

From our director

our year in review

In early 2020, as we wrapped up our summer event season the Frank Wild team were enthusiastic about our abundant plans and goals for the year to come. Fast forward a few weeks later and the world had come to a cataclysmic stop. Perhaps one of the hardest hit, the future of our industry was bleak.

Like everyone else, we made projections for what was to come, mapped out every possible scenario, prepared for the worst and optimistically hoped for the best. After the initial upheaval we gained a new momentum. The overarching question was, when we make it through this, what is our purpose?

With this in mind we hurled ourselves in research and development. We searched for alternatives to materials, talked with suppliers about more responsible methods and set targets for how we would operate when we returned. We reviewed all of our policies and procedures, updating some with new commitments and in other cases completely starting again. Our team underwent training and we took big steps toward gaining new certifications.

By the time we emerged from our lockdown cocoons and began working on projects and with clients, we irrevocably valued the opportunity we had been given to reset. We produced our summer events with significantly reduced footprints and successfully achieved new levels of sustainable design. Our clients remained committed to our mission and together we overcame a mountain of hurdles to offer events that a year ago seemed impossible.

This report details our achievements for the 2020-21 year, and highlights the goals to which we will measure our success and growth for the future. In an inherently unsustainable industry we continue to strive to be part of the solution. We thank our clients, suppliers and our team for enabling us to do so.

2020 / 2021 Milestones
august 2020

sustainability
specialists

We became Specialist with the Sustainable Event Alliance, Our team completed Business Sustainability Management studies through Cambridge University, Submitted B-Corp application
december 2020

process and policies development

Sourced and engaged new sustainable products and suppliers

Developed and implemented new 
Sustainable Procurement Policy
January 2021

welcome back
events

Successfully installed and executed several COVID-safe sustainable sites in conjunction with the Australian Open
April 2021

welcome to
the sunny north

Frank Wild North launched in Brisbane
June 2021

climate positive

Offset a total of x carbon
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July 2020
Specialist status
with Sustainable Event Alliance

Submitted B-Corp application
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the year in review

Year in review from the director (introduction)
it is our responsibility to drive positive change in environmental awareness and action through innovative designs and resources. This year we have done x y z

July 2020
Specialist status with Sustainable Event Alliance

Submitted B-Corp application
August 2020
Completed Business Sustainability Management studies through Cambridge University
October 2020
Sourced and engaged new sustainable products and suppliers


Developed and implemented new 
Sustainable Procurement Policy

January 2021
Successfully installed and executed several COVID-safe sustainable sites in conjunction with the Australian Open
April 2021
Launched Frank Wild North in Brisbane
May 2021
Qualified as registered consultants for Climate Active
June 2021
Offset a total of x carbon and saved xxx
01.

Design

The beginning of our process is design. It includes all areas from built environments, interior styling and activation

Our Process

This year we placed a higher emphasis than ever before on the considerations of our designs. From the beginning of each project sustainability goals were outlined and the creative proposals were built from there. This process ensured we designed all project elements with future use in mind.  We also increased our usual practices of finding alternatives for virgin materials, implementing low impact practices and aligning our sustinability commitmenet with our clients and suppliers.

Materials & Suppliers

In 2020-2021 we committed to ensuring as many materials and products as possible were designed to a 100% closed loop cycle. This led into comprehsive research and development with new and exisiting suppliers ensuring the lowest impact materials possible were selected.

Design Goals

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Alternative Materials

Status: 20%

By 2023 we aim for 90% of all materials used in our projects to be low impact, closed loop or reupurposed. This will be acheieved through continued R&D and commitment from suppliers and clients.
Eco Power

Status: 0%

The Integration of eco power usage through X% of projects by XXX regardless of engagement. This will require additional commitment from clients.
Circular Economy

Status: 30%

All designs to have a circular life cycle by XXXX. This is to include all custom builds, interior designs and styling purchases. The lifecycle must be determined prior to conception of the project.
02.

Impact

The environmental impact such as carbon emissions from activities as a result of our business

Project Emissions

Our project impacts are assessed in individual categories; materials, waste, transport and power. This breakdown shows our greatest contributions and allows us to implement reduction strategies.

Currently we do not assess the impact of areas that are outside our engagmenet scope (food & beverage, guest travel etc). We aim to expand our resposibility to cover these areas in the future.

Thorough consideration is given to the eco value of all the materials including their reusability and complete life cycle. Of the materials we used, 87.43% were recycled, reused or repurposed post the project and only 12.57% were dispoesed of.

As a result, this past financial year we have:

recycled

87.43%

of all clients project assets

reduced emissions by

15,703

kg Co2

offset a total of

200%

of all carbon emitted

Thats right, In an effort to be as climate positive as we can, Frank Wild purchased double the amount of carbon credits to offset our projects by a factor of 200%. To put that into perspective thats the equivalent of over 16 trips around the world in a Boeing 747-400.

FW HQ Emissions

Frank Wild operates a 100% carbon neutral business. Our office runs on renewable evergy, we are a paperless company and practice stringent waste management. Any emissions that are not avoided through affirmative action are calculated and offset each year.

100%

carbon neutral business

Impact Goals

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Decision Matrix

Status: 60%

Develop a matrix that outlines the pros and cons of a materials selection. The matrix will cover emissions, consideration for virgin vs. new manufacture and impact at end of life. Recording impact for each of these areas will allow us to make informed decisions when selecting materials.
Comprehensive Audits

Status: 20%

All projects to be audited in their entirety. This will involve inclusion of a pre-event audit and assessment of all areas directly relating to the project regardless of our scope of engagement. I.e. guest travel, food and beverage etc.
03.

Action

To drive a positive change in environmental awareness and action.

thank you

This year 100% of Frank Wild clients committed to sustainability assessment and offsetting post event. These commitments enable us to dive deeper into our sustianbility actions and set a clear benchmark for sustinable event operations in our industry.
B-Corps are held to the highest standards in all areas and once certified, legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.
In April we were certified as Registered Consultants for Climate Active. The only goverment-backed program that certifies carbon neutrality for business operations, products and events. We can now assist businesses and events in achieving a certified Carbon Neutral status.

15,700kgCo2 saved

58,400kgCo2 offset

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In 20-21 we have offset over 58,400kg’s of CO2e. These offsets are a combination of our clients projects emissions and equal contribution from Frank Wild. Our promise to match our clients offsets ensures we are operating as climate positive as possible.
In September 2020 members of our team  completed Business Sustainability Management studies through the University of Cambridge Centre for Sustainability Leadership.
Study was undertaken over three months and involved learning from some of the worlds foremost sustainability experts.

new sustainability policies & targets

In July 2020 our procurement policy was reviewed and revised to encorporate an increased requirement for suppliers to comply with sustainability requirements. This has not only prompted in depth research and development, but also expanded the sustinability conversation with our exisiting suppliers.
Support for conservation and environmental welfare has continued with annual donations to the Australian Conservation Foundation and The Wilderness Society. We are comited to these causes in an effort to champion those who are advocating for our national environment.
thank you
This year 100% of Frank Wild clients committed to sustainability assessment and offsetting post event. These commitments enable us to dive deeper into our sustianbility actions and set a clear benchmark for sustinable event operations in our industry.
We are currently awaiting confirmation of our B-Corp certification. This has been a lengthy process that involved several months submitting detailed evidence of Frank Wild’s business operations. B-Corporations are held to the highest highest standards in all areas and once certified, legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

Action Goals

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Operations Certified Carbon Neutral

Status: 90%

Frank Wild operations to be certified as Carbon Neutral through Climate Active. Certification covers all office based emssions, staff travel and general business impact not directly relating to projects.
1% for the planet

Status: 10%

Join 1% for the planet to broaden our commitment to environmental causes. This ensures FW will be annually held accountable for our use of the planets resources.
B-Corp

Status: 95%

Secure B-Corp certification by EOFY 20/21. Each year following to show improvements and progression though increased score.

leave a lasting impression

insert final words
From our director

our year in review

In early 2020, as we wrapped up our summer event season the Frank Wild team were enthusiastic about our abundant plans and goals for the year to come. Fast forward a few weeks later and the world had come to a cataclysmic stop. Perhaps one of the hardest hit, the future of our industry was bleak.

Like everyone else, we made projections for what was to come, mapped out every possible scenario, prepared for the worst and optimistically hoped for the best. After the initial upheaval we gained a new momentum. The overarching question was, when we make it through this, what is our purpose?

With this in mind we hurled ourselves in research and development. We searched for alternatives to materials, talked with suppliers about more responsible methods and set targets for how we would operate when we returned. We reviewed all of our policies and procedures, updating some with new commitments and in other cases completely starting again. Our team underwent training and we took big steps toward gaining new certifications.

By the time we emerged from our lockdown cocoons and began working on projects and with clients, we irrevocably valued the opportunity we had been given to reset. We produced our summer events with significantly reduced footprints and successfully achieved new levels of sustainable design. Our clients remained committed to our mission and together we overcame a mountain of hurdles to offer events that a year ago seemed impossible.

This report details our achievements for the 2020-21 year, and highlights the goals to which we will measure our success and growth for the future. In an inherently unsustainable industry we continue to strive to be part of the solution. We thank our clients, suppliers and our team for enabling us to do so.

2020 / 2021 Milestones
august 2020

sustainability
specialists

We became Specialist with the Sustainable Event Alliance, Our team completed Business Sustainability Management studies through Cambridge University, Submitted B-Corp application
december 2020

process and policies development

Sourced and engaged new sustainable products and suppliers

Developed and implemented new 
Sustainable Procurement Policy
January 2021

welcome back
events

Successfully installed and executed several COVID-safe sustainable sites in conjunction with the Australian Open
April 2021

welcome to
the sunny north

Frank Wild North launched in Brisbane
June 2021

climate positive

Offset a total of x carbon