Convenience Sustainability Policy:
The following information is a section taken from our policy on sustainability for actions for the future:
We are committed to doing things differently within the arts and want to continue to implement sustainable practice from the very start of any new project or location we work in. As we work at a number of locations and with site specific installations it is vital we take into consideration the impact we have when thinking about climate and the environment. This policy seeks to outline a roadmap that we can commit to achieving as we grow.
In establishing a good practice to sustainability we felt the need to create a manifesto that we are committed to achieve. That will highlight key points.
These are to:
• Comply with all relevant environmental regulations and legislations
• Reduce our carbon footprint
• Reduce the use of non-renewable energy resources
• Reduce waste produced across the organisation
• Reduce, reuse and recycle goods wherever possible in all aspects of the business
• Use local suppliers and resources
• Raise staff and building user awareness through training, signage and facilities
Staff and Stakeholder Engagement
• Advocate for artists to consider the environmental impact of their work
• Reduce the environmental impact of travel by staff and artists
• Advocate for audiences to consider the impact of their travel to our events and provide advice and incentives to support this
• Ensure the projects and events we produce are as environmentally friendly as possible
• Raise awareness and promote discussion on environmental issues through our work
• Encourage artists to make work highlighting issues around climate change
Fundraising and Campaigns
• Practice ethical fundraising and share knowledge with the sector
• Support environmental campaigns and campaigning organisations
• Continue to participate in existing networks while building new networks across the sector
• We promote environmentally friendly transport options to visitors
Individual staff and tenant actions
We ask that all staff and freelancers: To consider the impact of their journey to work and travel on foot, by bicycle or by public transport where possible
We use a local bank branch
• The majority of banking is done online
• The majority of invoices are sent electronically
Partners and materials:
- We work with local suppliers and producers where possible for our projects and organisational needs, and contracts.
- We utilise waste materials from larger organisations and producers in the area.
- We reuse project materials such as wood, fabric, paper where possible in the production of new works.
- Physical marketing, such as flyering or posters is still important for inclusion, and making sure the projects are visible to those without internet or computer/ device access.
- We print minimum quantities of marketing materials
- We produce all printed materials on recycled paper and card.
- We recycle all waste print materials
We continually investigate alternatives to print (e.g. online products, digital alternatives) and maximise digital alternatives where appropriate