BAFTA’s sustainability initiative albert has launched a new voluntary standard for studio facilities that has been created by and for the industry.
The global standard has been designed albert and technical partner Arup alongside a working group of leading studios, producers and trade bodies.
The Studio Sustainability Standard is designed to help studio facilities used for filming to reduce their environmental impact by focusing on six key areas: climate, circularity, nature, people, management and data.
The scheme involves studios submitting data annually under each key area for assessment. In return, they will receive a bespoke sustainability impact report, as well as an overall sustainability score.
Carys Taylor, director of albert, said: “I’m really excited that we’re launching this new global standard for the industry. At albert, our role is to support the industry with practical initiatives that can help achieve this goal. The Studio Sustainability Standard is one such way in which we can help. By creating a globally recognised and respected standard, we hope to support all studio facilities, and the productions they house, who are actively looking into ways to reduce their environmental impact.”
Among the organisations who have helped design the Studio Sustainability Standard are BBC Studioworks, The Bottle Yard Studios, BT Sport Studios – Stratford, Ealing Studios, Elstree Studios, FOX, Sky Studios Elstree, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Wolf Studio Wales.
More details about the standard can be found here. albert is encouraging studios to sign-up before submission window closes at the end of July. The individual reports will be created in August and September and results sent out in October alongside an industry report.