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What is the BS 8909 Standard?

BS 8909, a specification for a sustainability management system for film, has been designed to help the film industry run its business in a more sustainable way.

Although its full title may be a bit of a mouthful, the framework for how you achieve 360 degree sustainability has recently been trialled by a selection of high profile players within the film industry value chain from development, distribution, exhibition and production.

"BS 8909 is an exciting step forward – it gives the film industry a robust framework for managing our social and environmental impacts."

- Colin Firth


  • For more in-depth information about BS 8909, and to read case studies of productions that have implemented it, visit the BSI page here.
  • And for more news and information about the movement towards sustainable filmmaking in Britain, head over to Greening Film.

BS8909 In Action