ITV’s Regional News has become the first UK newsroom to achieve certification from BAFTA’s sustainability initiative, albert.
albert recognises programmes that have demonstrated sustainable production techniques that reduce the carbon footprint of a production. Productions receive one, two or three stars depending on the extent of their efforts.
ITV Studios, ITV regional news and ITV Sport are already albert certified.
The broadcaster has set out plans to reduce carbon emissions by 46 per cent by 2030, in line with a 1.5 degree science based emissions scenario.
Guy Phillips, editor for ITV Regional News said, “We’re very proud to be declared Britain’s first sustainable regional news team. We all have a part to play in tackling climate change and achieving albert certification is an important step forward in the way we produce and broadcast our news bulletins, to ensure we grasp the opportunity to not only reduce the impact of our production, but truthfully communicate the climate agenda to our viewers too.”