People + Planet

We refuse to be a problem to the planet

Spindle has committed to being a Climate Positive company, using sustainable production practices to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

We continually push ourselves and our collaborators to reduce environmental impact. On and off set. Our aim is to help change the industry from within and introduce new, higher standards. It’s forever WIP.

Alongside sustainable productions and business practices, we transparently report our carbon use and offset our entire residual footprint through native woodland creation. We are also part of 1% for the Planet – a global movement where members contribute at least one percent of their annual revenue to environmental causes.


  • Reducing our carbon emissions wherever possible, and only offsetting if necessary
  • Transparent reporting of our carbon use
  • Net zero office and low carbon remote working
  • Choosing renewable energy sources for our productions
  • Avoiding air travel and using public transport and electric cars where possible
  • Avoiding an excessive use of production materials on our sets
  • Reducing waste, reusing and recycling whatever possible
  • Paperless productions, offices and home working
  • Avoiding single use plastics
  • Choosing plant based catering
  • Rehoming leftovers by donating to partner charities
  • Having a trained Green Steward on our shoots

Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not

Our vision is to improve the pathway into production for those from under-represented groups, lower
socio-economic backgrounds and people living outside of London. There are compelling untold stories to tell, from previously overlooked perspectives, and we know there’s always more we can do to support this. Off-screen inclusion will drive on-screen representation.


  • Spindle is an anti-racist organisation. We will call out and act on racism wherever we see it
  • Creating a safe and inclusive working environment for everyone regardless of race, religion, social class or sexual orientation
  • Encouraging equality and diversity amongst our workforce, roster and the crew we engage
  • Mentorship programs offered with each senior leader from within the business, spanning different disciplines
  • On-set director shadowing schemes for people from under-represented groups
  • Hosting regular networking events and workshops for upcoming filmmakers through our ‘Open Studios’ initiative, with paid travel expenses for those outside of London
  • Outreach advice and insight for school pupils and undergraduates
  • Engaging under-represented recruitment platforms for all Spindle job opportunities