The sum of our individual actions can, and should, add up to greater societal transformations. We commit to a sustainable society in our work and our actions. This is expressed most significantly in the Except Principles stated below.
Despite being a small company and not causing much environmental impact through our normal operations, we do everything we can to bring that impact as close as possible to zero. This commitment extends into our personal lives.
We also hold our partners to high standards and choose to work with companies that prioritize responsible behavior with regards to both people and the environment.
Our office setup is consistent with this philosophy. Our main office is a self-renovated space which previously stood empty over 10 years, entirely outfitted in furniture made of waste wood and other scrap materials, uses LED lights exclusively, is naturally ventilated and has many plants with a wide variety.
The principles below translate much of our ambition into a clear and communicable format. We strive to improve these commitments in an ongoing process.
Except’s foundation for decisionmaking is based on the following principles.
We abide by these at all times, and they guarantee the commitment of each invidual member of our organization, as well as the organization as a whole. All Except partners agree with these principles and we ask them to contribute.
We commit to socially and environmentally sustainable practices.
We think globally and long term, but act locally and in the present.
We believe in creating value rather than just profit.
We support freedom of information and knowledge.
We work collaboratively and across disciplines
We believe people are at their best when acting freely and responsibly