Adam Lay Studio recognises we all have a responsibility to minimise our footprint on the planet and to move toward sustainability for the benefit of our environment now and for the future.
We are taking active steps towards designing with sustainability as a guiding principle.
We aim to keep the Studio as sustainable as possible by:
• Using power from 100% renewable sources.
• Living and working on the same site.
• Reducing the amount of overseas travel where possible.
• Using video conferencing where possible.
• Minimising and recycling our studio waste.
We offer more sustainable design choices to our clients by:
• Researching sustainable fabrics and dyeing processes.
• Researching sustainable timbers, veneers and finishes.
• Investigating new sustainable materials.
• Considering the lifecycle of products we promote.
• Keeping abreast of our suppliers’ sustainability policies.
• Asking suppliers for more sustainable solutions where none currently exist.
• Making educated choices; 95% of a product’s impact lies in the choice of material.
• Attending educational courses to better understand these choices.
• Continually improving our environmental performance.
As proud members of 1% for the planet we donate 1% of our annual turnover to environmental causes and organisations.
We are proud members of a programme launched in 2010 by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation “to promote the use of timber sourced from sustainably managed forests in the yachting industry” – the Wood Forever Pact. “Promoting the use of certified wood is the best way of preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity and combating poverty in the tropical rainforest regions.”
We were one of the first design studios to sign up to the Water Revolution Foundation’s code of conduct in February 2020, committing us to 10 principles with the aim of “driving sustainability in the superyacht industry” and “to neutralise the footprint of the yachting industry and preserve the world’s precious oceans”.