Established in 2006 we are a UK based knowledge-intensive organisation specialising in making ecodesign happen. We make ecodesign happen through developing and delivering collaborative multi-sectoral ecodesign projects (in partnership with the private, public and third sectors). This includes working with companies, industry associations, design agencies, educators, government policy-makers, government-funded organisations and social enterprises amongst others. These ecodesign projects are underpinned by applied research, international best practice scanning, active participation in UK and international networks and a focus on capacity building.

Our initial set-up was supported by the Welsh Government (WG) as part of their statutory commitment to sustainable development. We were designated a Centre of Excellence by them in 2008 and since then have been recognised as the ‘voice’ of, and knowledge base for, ecodesign in Wales. We support them with ecodesign-related policy development along with helping them to translate the policy into practice.

Recent clients include Capital Coated Steel, Technology Strategy Board (TSB), UK Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD-UK), Harman International, Orangebox, Global Laser, European Coil Coating Association (ECCA), European Commission, United Nations, SVID/Mistra (Swedish government-funded bodies), Higher Education Academy (HEA), Welsh Government, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW).