Sustainability Policy

About this policy

Marble are an award-winning global experiential agency. We back businesses that have the power to change the world by raising brand awareness, growing client communities, and engaging employees. Marble represent changemakers, championing connection and positive impact for humankind. Our mission is to help businesses create lasting human, cultural and planetary value. We are committed to achieving net-zero emissions and proactively promoting diversity and inclusion by collaborating with our clients, empowering our team and engaging with wider stakeholders within our industry and communities.

We embed sustainability into the entire creative process so that it becomes a living, breathing part of the experience. We achieve this through our Sustainable Event Management System (SEMS), which meets the requirements of ISO 20121:2012 (International Standard for Event Sustainability) and ISO 14001:2015 (International Standard for Environmental Management). 

Our Commitments

We recognise that our activities can have environmental, social and economic impacts and we are committed to reducing negative impacts and enhancing sustainability performance across all levels and functions of our business. Our vision is to be a leader in sustainability within our industry, amplify positive change through engagement with all stakeholders, innovate and advocate for best practice. Our performance is measured against four governing principles of sustainability: stewardship, inclusivity, transparency and integrity. This Policy provides a framework for the setting of meaningful sustainability objectives (both environmental and social) in alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). 

In particular we will:

  • ensure compliance with all applicable legal and other sustainability requirements 
  • engage with key stakeholders to ensure compliance throughout the whole project lifecycle and use our platform to educate on environmental and social issues;
  • ensure all relevant personnel receive this policy and any other sustainability documentation applicable to their role;
  • continually monitor, measure and review our sustainability performance in order to protect the environment, prevent pollution and achieve continual improvement; and
  • share learnings with key stakeholders to ensure that we all benefit.

Our Objectives

A robust materiality assessment has given rise to the following key Objectives: 

  • engage with clients, suppliers and other key interested parties to identify event sustainability hotspots as an integrated part of the event management cycle, implement the best sustainable solution and measure performance;
  • evaluate and reduce our carbon footprint in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the Science Based Target Initiative and set a meaningful timeline to achieve net zero;
  • ensure staff receive sufficient training in order to support our sustainability goals;
  • adopt a partnership approach with suppliers to source innovative sustainability solutions;
  • minimise environmental impacts of travelling through car sharing, the use of public transport and avoiding flying where possible;
  • repurpose materials to prevent waste and support a circular economy;
  • promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our recruitment and career progression programmes and our supplier and artist selection processes:
  • use our creative skills to mobilise and amplify positive change and be a ‘force for good’; and
  • actively support those United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where we can make the biggest difference.

Marble comprises Marble Endeavour Ltd trading as Marble. This policy is reviewed annually by senior management and amended where applicable. It is available to staff, suppliers, clients and other relevant stakeholders. It is supported by a certified Sustainable Event Management System, which is audited annually by a third-party Certification Body. 

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