Sustainability

The following people are responsible for the implementation of this Sustainability Policy: 

  • Amanda Parker, Festival Director   

  • Philip Ilson, Artistic Director

 

All staff members and contracted staff have a personal responsibility to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met. 

At London Short Film Festival, we recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment that goes beyond the legislative requirements. 

 

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact, and commit to the creation and delivery of environmentally friendly, sustainable programming, and working practices. 

 

We commit to continual monitoring and evaluation of our activities to better understand and improve our performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operational methods. 

 

Through training and knowledge-sharing we will enable our staff to become Carbon Literacy champions, supporting and inspiring our communities, audiences, partners and stakeholders through action and engagement. As ambassadors for change we actively support London’s Zero Carbon strategies, and as cultural sector contributors we aim to advance awareness within our sector through innovative low-carbon initiatives and endeavours. 

 

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact year on year, continuing our commitment to

securing a green future. 

 

We recognise both the imperative and the opportunity in responding to the global challenges of climate change and securing environmental sustainability, acknowledging that rapid and urgent action is needed across all sectors of society. 

 

We are up for the challenge, and will work through the difficult for the very necessary. 

 

Policy aims

We will:

  • Endeavour to comply with all relevant regulatory requirements

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impact

  • Continually increase employee awareness

 

Paper

We will operate paper free business practices, printing only where vitally necessary, and reverting to digital publication and communication wherever possible

 

Energy and Water

Where we work in buildings and venues, we will seek to work with partners with robust environmental sustainability practices in place, and ensure that we minimise our impact on their environments wherever possible, including minimising energy and water consumption and waste.

 

Office supplies

In 2020 we have moved to virtual team working. We will continue to reduce energy use, moving to low/zero carbon energy sources through informed selection of venues we work in and partnership. We will ensure that we seek out environmentally conscious suppliers and minimise waste and use of office supplies.

 

Transportation

We will use ‘digital first’ delivery, and minimise use of transportation at all times.

 

Maintenance and cleaning

Where we work in venues and with venue partners, we will be responsible for our own waste

management as far as is possible.

 

Monitoring and evaluation

We will continually improve our monitoring and evaluation.

 

Monitoring and improvement

We will:

  • Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements

  • Continally review our own performance

  • Continually review our environmental impact

 

Culture

We will raise awareness and engagement of the imperative for sustained, proactive sustainability action in communication with audiences, visitors, artists and stakeholders. We will meet annually with staff and stakeholders to review our practice, and explore areas for improvement.

 

Date: April 2020

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