Off screen

For some productions, it may not be appropriate to include environmental considerations on screen. However, off screen it is possible to promote environmentally responsible practices in stories about the making of the production in magazine articles, on the productionís website, or in the directorís cut.

There are many other ways in which screen production companies, their writers, producers, directors, actors and technicians can communicate and promote environmental responsibility. They may support appropriate community initiatives and form partnerships with the suppliers of environmentally preferable products and services, using their high public profile to encourage others to take up these opportunities.

Policy and practice

Develop an environmental policy for the company and/or the production.
Secure support from senior management for corporate environmental responsibility.
Include appropriate environmental criteria in existing procedures and protocols e.g. including environmental measures alongside health and safety ones.
Consider implementing an environmental management system.


Shareholders, local communities and the general public have increasing expectations of good corporate environmental responsibility. The most essential step in getting started is to obtain commitment from senior management. This ensures that the support and resources needed to improve practices are available no matter how big or small those first steps.
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