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BAFTA's Sustainability Efforts

We all have a vital role to play in preventing the climate crisis, and our future depends on the work we do today.

BAFTA has two key responsibilities in helping to reverse climate change: 

  1. to make changes to its own working practices and Awards ceremonies
  2. to support and inspire the screen industries as they transition towards a Net-Zero future (through BAFTA albert)

Our working practices and Award ceremonies

We acknowledge the importance and need to adopt a different approach to our work and awards in order to help reduce the effect on the climate.

From travel and food, to branding and materials, we ensure all our Awards are as sustainable as possible.

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 became the first BAFTA ceremony to be carbon neutral and albert certified. The red carpet was 100% recyclable, sustainably sourced produce was served at the awards dinner and branding that was not being reused from previous years was produced using reclaimed or recyclable materials. Where sustainable choices were unable to be made, BAFTA offset, as well as giving guests the tools to be more sustainable through offsetting their own travel and making sustainable fashion choices for the ceremony.

Since the start of the global pandemic we have delivered our Awards ceremonies digitally, both the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards shows were fully albert certified in their new format and we are continuing to work towards our long-term goal of having a net-positive impact on the environment across all of our Awards. 

BAFTA is a proud supporter of the Make My Money Matter campaign – meaning that employees pensions are only invested in schemes that align with BAFTA’s core values.  

The BAFTA headquarters and offices are run on 100% renewable energy sources.

albert

Since 2011, BAFTA has supported the film and television industry through albert, the leading screen industry organisation for environmental sustainability.  

albert supports the global Film and TV industry to reduce the environmental impacts of production and to create content that supports a vision for a sustainable future.  

The BAFTA-owned, industry-backed organisation offers online tools and training, events, practical guidance and thought leadership to all screen industry professionals to help them identify and act upon opportunities on and off screen which can lead to effective climate action. 


The project has two aims:
1. Inspire; empower the industry to create content that supports a vision for a sustainable future
2. Restore: enable the industry to make positive contributions to the environment while actively eliminating waste and carbon emissions from production

Find out more about albert by following @WeAreAlbert on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn or by visiting www.wearealbert.org

Read the latest Press Announcements 

 

albert projects - a small selection of albert's projects and initiatives, head to wearealbert.org to see more 


Creative Energy
albert started the Creative Energy project in 2017. It enables production companies to switch to a 100% renewable energy supplier at reduced rates. Find out more here.

Screen New Deal
In September 2020, albert launched the 'Screen New Deal' report in association with the British Film Institute and Arup as a route-map to help film production transition to net zero emissions by 2050. The report explores and gives examples of how more sustainable practices can be implemented across the film and TV industries. In 2022, the Screen New Deal: Transformation Plan was launched with Wales chosen as the first recipient. 

Creative Offsets
Working alongside Natural Capital Partners, albert has set up the Creative Offsets project allowing production companies to offset the remainder of their carbon footprint, after they’ve taken steps to reduce it.

Green Rider
In May 2019, albert launched the Green Rider project in association with Spotlight. It functions as a way to champion climate action through an actor’s contract, calling for good environmental practices to be observed on set. For example, requesting plant-based catering, low energy lighting, or for the production company to agree to a ‘zero to landfill’ policy for its sets. Find out more here.

albert Toolkit 
For productions, albert offers a comprehensive carbon calculator and carbon action plan toolkit to help those making TV shows and Films to measure and reduce their carbon impact.