- Community-focused, participatory and inclusive:
We connect with those most marginalised and whose voices are least platformed. Our work is led by these communities and our forest partners. We aim to remove barriers and increase access. Collectively, we try to influence decision makers and address the structural inequalities that are driving the climate crisis.
- Promote justice, care and living well:
These concepts guide the work we do, the ways we interact and the decisions we make. It relates to the fair treatment and rounded health of people – from our own team all the way to the world’s Indigenous peoples – not neglecting our planet and her forests. We know the climate crisis amplifies existing systemic inequalities, and we recognise how Wales and other Global North countries have contributed to global inequalities and excessive carbon emissions alike. Through our work, we aim to address this harmful legacy both overseas and within communities of Wales.
- Evidence based and solutions focused:
We take an engaging and creative solutions-focused approach, basing our work on research and science including Indigenous and local knowledge.
- Focused and strategic:
We focus our work in Wales and overseas at local, national and international level. We aspire to influence change to policy, legislation and behaviours. Our work is aligned to the Well-being of Future Generations (2015) Wales Act and international commitments to human rights laws and standards.
- Ethical and accountable:
We strive for the highest standards of integrity, ethics, accountability and transparency in everything we do. We are informed and guided by the experiences and expertise of others and commit to embracing an inclusive approach to the work we do and how we do it.
We recognise that best practice and language continually evolves and with it so does our understanding of the world and the work we do.
We commit to reviewing our Guiding Principles as well as the behaviours and decisions that they underpin.
We commit to progression, not perfection.
Updated March 2023