Giraffe Innovation Ltd was acknowledged by The Guardian business pages as one of the UK's top green businesses due to its extensive experience in delivery of a wide range of sustainability driven projects to UK and global organisations. We are proud of our ability to engage clients, implement change and their culture.
Giraffe has a world leading team with a wide range of skills covering life cycle assessment (LCA), environmental management, and enviromentally sensitive design.
Carbon Management – Policy & Strategy
CA with a focus on GHG emissions including carbon footprinting – Companies, Products, Services, Individuals
Carbon Offsetting -to do
Environmental Management Standards – EMS
Water Management & Efficiency
Sustainable Design – Strategy and practical implementation - products and packaging
Innovation Management Sessions – DART Technique “the worst thing you can be doing is to do well the things you shouldn’t be doing in the first place” & Eco-Dice – eco creating technique -to do
Environmental Competitive Benchmarking
Third Party (CSR) reporting evaluation
Broadcasting – BBC TV, BBC Radio, Channel 4, Channel 5
SME & Corporate training seminars
Giraffe’s approach to projects combines analytical thinking and science with the creative ability to synthesise between different industries, techniques and cultures. The majority of our work through the consultancy Giraffe involves establishing a baseline understanding of the environmental impact of an organisation, or specifically a product or packaging, and identifying opportunities for reduction. We have identified over $150m and 50,000tCO2e saving for our clients. We describe this as Carbon led – redesign.
We work with small and large companies and UK Government. Most of our time involves helping companies avoid doing the ‘wrong thing well’.
Giraffe was formed in 2001 by David Walker and Robert Holdway. Our extended team is drawn from specialists and experts in the field of innovation management, environmental science and design. This includes 5 Phds, in related subjects and a combined experience of over 120 years in industry.
Examples of our work
An Environmental Awareness Initiative from the RSA, Canon & Reco–Vie Recycling
Transforming the public’s perception of waste as ‘out of sight, out of mind’ and highlighting the environmental impact of our individual contribution to waste electronic products (WEEE).
Rob Holdway is an eco-expert presenter for Dumped... Dumped is a television first. Eleven unsuspecting volunteers are left marooned on one of Britain's biggest landfill sites for three weeks. Their challenge? To survive off the rubbish the rest of us have thrown out.