Environmental & Sustainability Policy
As one of the country’s leading concert venues we recognise that our activities have an effect on the local and regional environment. Our Environmental & Sustainability policy commits us to minimising that impact by operating in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
Improving environmental performance brings costs savings but also creates new opportunities to position and promote the venue, enhancing relationships within St Georges’ team, with audiences, local community, suppliers and the arts industry at large.
We are now fully operational with our studio and Café Bar extension, and in conjunction with our ongoing status as a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England, we have renewed our commitment to reducing the negative environmental impacts of our activities to reach the city-wide 2030 net-zero goal (scope 1 and 2 emissions) and becoming advocates for the significant change needed for wider action to address the global climate emergency.
To this end St George’s Bristol agrees to adhere to the principles laid out below:
We are committed to reducing the negative environmental impacts of our own activities, in particular those relating to:
- Our business premises: energy use, water use and waste;
- Our business travel and staff commuting: energy use;
- Our communications materials: use of resources especially for flyers, also transport for printed materials and use of energy for storage, downloading, streaming and/or online reading for digital communications;
- Our events: energy use, water use, food, waste, transport and travel;
- The goods and services we choose for our offices: notably stationery, ICT and electronic equipment, furniture and cleaning consumables;
- The business services we use: notably website, data and email server hosting and banking.
- Our hospitality service, aiming towards ethically sourced and local suppliers. Adjust menus to reflect the most sustainable approach to food service
St George’s Bristol is also committed to ensuring staff wellbeing, notably by providing a safe, open and co-operative working environment, professional development and training opportunities, and good terms and conditions of employment.
We are committed to working with our Board of Trustees, senior management, staff, suppliers, funders and our external stakeholders to ensure we understand and communicate the environmental impacts of our activities.
We will produce an annual report on our environmental performance and progress, and make this available both internally and externally.
We believe that this Policy demonstrates our commitment to improving our environmental performance and they have been adopted by the Board of Trustees.