WOODBLOCK TALKS RESPONSIBILITY
It is everywhere around us: The topic of our responsibility as humans environmentally, socially and economically.
We thought for a while now about a suitable form to contribute to this topic, and what we came up with is a simple combination of our thoughts and beliefs, our current state of affairs, and our outlook on the future.
WE’RE AWARE - AND FAR FROM PERFECT
We are mindful of our company’s impact on the world around us. With a critical eye, but also motivated to adjust and transform. Please take a glimpse into our process, ideas, and efforts to increase responsible life.
With life, we mean externally on the one hand- as in the influence we have on our environment and our social and ethical responsibility in society. We are aware and self-reflecting on the impact we're having, as a company. Our responsibility is to reduce our carbon footprint, support or reject projects based on ethical grounds and promote and shape new industry processes that are rooted in long-term success for everyone instead of instant gains or endless growth.
But we also mean internally, through a constant strive towards improving the happiness of our staff and building up a communal effort to help raise our sustainability rating. By means of education and encouragement, we implement actions and rule sets that help reduce our carbon footprint and usage of finite material resources. And by providing financial incentives to our staff when choosing low-impact forms of transportation.
WE’RE WORKING ON IT - STATE OF CURRENT ACTIONS
Woodblock financially supports the following means of transportation for our staff:
If car rentals are required, we're supporting electric vehicles by approved partners.
Furthermore, Woodblock always encourages our staff to be active themselves and use bikes and walking, if possible.
Woodblock educates and encourages low-impact behavior inside the studio by:
LOCAL VS. GLOBAL
Woodblock cuts down on long supply chains. We do this by:
Woodblocks ways of hospitality:
Woodblock is implementing an internal voting system for projects that might violate our ethical standards or come from sources that negatively impact the environment and society.
WE’RE PLANNING AHEAD - FUTURE MILESTONES
SHORT TERM 06/2023
MID TERM 12/2025
LONG TERM 06/2027
This concludes Woodblock's first responsibility mission statement. Woodblock’s commitment to change as an animation studio is an evolving story. From the moment we put down our pipedreams into words, it’s sparked many debates and actions. It will hopefully continue to do so. With the act of going public with this story, these goals we set for ourselves are metamorphosing into something tangible. It’s our call to action, for ourselves and for everyone around us.