The SiPA to Launch 2025 Goals at PLASA

The Sustainability in Production Alliance (SiPA) will launch 10 goals addressing social, environmental, and financial sustainability in the live event production industry. Julie's Bicycle was part of the working group and will also be at PLASA.

The Sustainability in Production Alliance, a cross-industry initiative for the UK’s live production industry, was created to provide a central hub for collaboration and culture change.

SiPA will address issues around equality, well-being, education and development, waste, procurement, renewable energy, transparent reporting of environmental and social impacts, fair pay and resilient industry economics. It will work with the existing networks of industry membership organisations; professional bodies and environmental sustainability organisations such as Julie's Bicycle and Creative Carbon Scotland.

Following a year-long collaborative investigation, representatives from all areas of the industry have identified and agreed 10 major goals for the decade ahead to 2025. As long-time champions of sustainable production helping to convene industry stakeholders around the topic, Julie’s Bicycle have been part of the working group to shape the goals, which are formed around the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental and are inspired by the United Nation’s Millennium Development and Post 2015 goals.

The goals will create an aspirational, active and practical framework that is common to all. SiPA's Industry Sustainability Goals will be ratified, discussed and signed at the PLASA London trade show, October 2015. Individuals, businesses and organisations can sign digitally at from 1st October 2015.

SiPA and Julie's Bicycle at PLASA 2015

SiPA will also hold a number of panels as part of PLASA’s professional seminars. Sholeh Johnston from Julie’s Bicycle will be joining the environmental sustainability panel on the 6th October.

Sunday 4th October 14:15 – 15:00 SiPA Goal Launch

Sunday 4th October 16:15 – 17:00 Social Sustainability Panel

Monday 5th October 16:15 – 17:00 Economic Sustainability Panel

Tuesday 6th October 10:15 – 11:00 Environmental Sustainability Panel

PLASA will take place at the ExCeL Centre in London.

“The approach to this is key because it's about the collective. It's about everybody's problem - it's about everybody's solution. SiPA's approach mirrors all of our experience of working in theatre and live events which is that nothing happens in isolation - anything that happens on stage can't happen without a whole supply chain behind it.”

– Matthew Griffiths, CEO Professional Lighting and Sound Association


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