We recognise that RSC activities have an impact on the environment in terms of use of raw materials, energy and waste generation. We undertake to minimise our environmental impact and to work in a more sustainable way.

We commit to:

  • Continually improve our environmental performance and to work to prevent pollution and improve resilience 
  • Set and review environmental objectives and targets, assign environmental responsibilities and communicate these to everyone working for, or on our, behalf
  • Develop an Environmental Management System, based on an BS EN ISO14001 model, to manage our environmental risk and to ensure legal and best practice compliance
  • Fulfil all compliance obligations appropriate to our activities
  • Promote a forward thinking, environmentally aware organisation

We aim to improve our environmental performance by:

  • Ensuring efficient use of energy and water by keeping abreast of industry developments, continuously improving working practices, benchmarking and maintaining existing equipment
  • Continuing to monitor our gas, electricity, water and waste usage, and reporting via the Arts Council England Sustainability Partner
  • Minimising our waste and complying with waste regulations, directives and best practice (including the waste hierarchy process)
  • Continuing to recycle stage sets where feasible
  • Developing a procurement strategy that ensures environmental impact, especially of materials and products, is considered as part of any procurement process.
  • Updating and extending our commitment to sustainability in our Collections Management Policies and Plans
  • Extending our existing Green Travel Plan, to include exploring an increase in use of electric vehicles and ensuring efficient business transport 
  • Increasing staff awareness of our approach and our policies and procedures through training, internal communications and by developing an internal Sustainability Group
  • Sharing our experiences and knowledge with other arts and cultural organisations

This policy is reviewed on an annual basis, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and organisational priorities.

Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director

May 2019