Three Star IG Success for Live Theatre
Live Theatre has achieved a three star Creative IG certification in recognition of its commitment to embedding environmental sustainability into all operations and activities. Huge congratulations to everyone who made this possible.
Live Theatre has an evolving environmental policy in place that has driven ambitious environmental efforts over the years. Everyone has a hand in making change happen: board members, senior management and operational staff all share responsibility for taking action. Their green procurement policy also makes sure that suppliers are selected based on their ethical and environmental performance.
All that effort has certainly paid off. Energy related carbon emissions fell by 23% per performance in 2014/15, and have fallen a total of 60% since Live Theatre started monitoring energy use against a 2010/11 baseline. Water and wastewater emissions also fell by 16% per performance in 2014/15, saving the theatre money alongside clear environmental benefits.
The green team's awareness campaigns have kept everyone motivated and engaged, and now they have a focus on promoting greener staff travel.
Their sustainability story was shared with all stakeholders by including IG certification in their Christmas card movie.
Live Theatre is already exploring new actions for the coming year and we look forward to following their adventures in the next assessment.