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Environmental Policy 2021 – English (Published)
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Environmental Policy

Last updated: February 2021

Environmental and climate crises have impacted all life on this planet, both human and non-human, and will continue to in many ways.

Environmental and climate concerns are at the core of the ATLAS Arts programme and working practices. We recognise the importance of being mindful and responsive in reducing harmful impacts from the way we work.

We recognise the relationship between climate change and social inequalities, and that disadvantaged groups often suffer disproportionately from the adverse effects of climate change, resulting in greater subsequent inequality[1].

ATLAS Arts is committed to:

  1. Comply with all relevant environmental legislation.

  1. Continually measure and report the environmental impact of our work.

  1. Reducing the harmful impacts of our activities.

  1. Providing training and support for the team, freelance workers and board members - raising awareness of environmental issues and in improving the organisation’s performance.

  1. Creating space for critical dialogue, advocacy and solidarity on climate and social justice throughout our programme.

We are also a Green Arts Member, meaning we monitor our carbon output for travel, waste and electricity.

We take shared responsibility for recording and monitoring our carbon outputs, and reporting annually to Creative Carbon Scotland.

Our Carbon reporting priorities for 2021-2023 are:

Focusing on streamlining our carbon reporting, introducing carbon budgets to our expenditure budgets and reducing our travel carbon emissions.

Notes and references

[1] Mies and Shiva 1993, Nazrul Islam and Winkel 2017.