Tailored Media's Values and Statements
We believe in Diversity, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equality.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At Tailored Media, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to our success as a professional video production company with strong values and work ethics.
We are committed to creating a workplace that is welcoming and inclusive to all. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team, and we strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.
We are dedicated to fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and collaboration, and we believe that this is key to our continued growth and success.
Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
We have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our anti-slavery policy reflects our promise to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
Our supply chains and supplier adherence to our values
The relationship with all our suppliers has been established over some years and is built upon mutually beneficial factors. We have close and personal links and contact with the owners or directors.
When we acquire new contractors or suppliers, we pre-qualify them through a due diligence process. We look at company portfolio and get references from other clients to establish that they are suitable.
To date, we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking or slavery activities within the supply chain. However, if any were highlighted to us, we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
How are we making video production more sustainable?
Ever since we formed in 2009, we have been mindful of our environmental impact. We’re regularly reviewing and looking at new ways to make our work more sustainable. We are open to collaborative support in this area. If you’d like to share ideas about what more we could do within the video production industry, please get in touch.
Reduce, Recycle, Re-use
We have been working hard for a number of years to reduce the amount of materials and energy used in our business activities and output. As the industry and world evolves, certain things have naturally become easier. Being a digital based business helped kick start this process and we are constantly looking for ways to improve upon this through technology and mindset. From early on we really encouraged our clients to accept their final delivered films via online links, as opposed to BluRay or DVDs, this of course is now the norm. For the most part we are a paperless company and offer the option for digital release forms. All our documents are shared digitally in the collaborative Google Workspace.
Throughout our range of video production services we look to use minimal energy, allowing laptops to run on battery power rather than being constantly plugged in, having workflow efficiencies on exporting and uploading also helps by reducing the amount of time our machines are working. We have always used LED lights to reduce energy use on shoots and our cinema grade cameras use efficient batteries. In our offices (be that at The Royal Arsenal or at our home offices), we have replaced all light bulbs with LEDs. Office lights and electrical equipment are switched off (never on standby) when not in use. Energy consumption and efficiency of new products is certainly taken into account when purchasing new equipment.
We are members of a national tree planting scheme, which helps us to offset any carbon output that we’re unable to reduce. Our Carbon offsetting contribution plants 480 trees a year. This addresses more than 30 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.
Tailored Media have historically offered reduced rates to all charities that we work with. This approach of discounted rates of our services is extended to organisations that are specifically in the business of climate awareness and helping to reverse climate change.
Staying Mindful of the Impact of Travel
As a video production company covering many facets of content creation we do need to travel sometimes for the filming parts of our productions. When we need to transport a lot of equipment and crew, we use our 6 seater crew van that transports people (sometimes including clients) and equipment together as much as possible, as opposed to individuals driving in their own vehicles. There will be some occasions where this is difficult, for example if a production shoot finishes very late and individuals need to travel directly back to their own homes. Large vehicle purchase is a significant cost, but we will certainly be moving over to fully electric crew vehicles on our next upgrade.
Where we can, we favour public transport for shoots that might need a lightweight and agile camera option. With the Elizabeth Line connecting our base at Royal Arsenal Riverside to the National travel network, we’re able to be vehicle free, when appropriate. For client meetings we continue to use video calling, as made necessary during the 2020 pandemic. We do delight in face to face meetings but will use public transport to attend where possible.
Tailored Media now operates a near-zero air travel policy for international projects; Only authorising flights if other alternatives have been exhausted or if a client specifically requests one of our reputable UK based Directors to work with them overseas. There certainly was a time when we were flying crews across the globe frequently on our clients’ request but we now have such a rich network of teams around the world, we’re in a position to offer our trusted services with locally based crew. We rigorously scout, audition and engage local filmmakers and crews for shoots that are outside the easy reach of our London and SW England bases. We have strong relationships with a wide cross section of filmmakers on our roster across the UK, Europe and in more than 25 other international regions. This helps to reduce CO2 and help support creative filmmaking in other communities.
Katy Delahay - Owner / Director
Tailored Media Ltd