Carbon Reporting for RFOs

Helping your organisation reduce its carbon footprint

Mandatory Carbon Reporting for Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisations. Help and information on submitting your environmental information to Creative Scotland


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Call us on 0131 529 7909 with your enquiries

Creative Carbon Scotland can answer queries and help problem-solve for those involved in Creative Scotland reporting.

For support by phone or email at any other time contact Fiona MacLennan to answer your queries and questions

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Help with understanding your carbon conversions

Download this handy Quick Carbon Conversions Guide to check your biggest emissions impacts. Once you have collected your data you can estimate your emissions using the emissions factors in our guide.

For detailed and accurate calculations always refer to:

DEFRA Government conversion factors for company reporting

Creative Scotland Annual Statistical Survey 2015-16 

All Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) were required to report their carbon emissions for the previous financial year (2015-16) by 23rd September 2016. In 2015 – 16, significantly more organisations submitted carbon emissions information, with 117 reporting compared to the previous year’s figure of 90 and a 31% increase in the amount of data reported.

Click on the infographic to download your copy of the report. See how the sector is progressing and find out where you fit in.

Creative Scotland Annual Statistical Survey 2014-15 

RFOs were invited to provide information on their environmental impacts in the Environmental section of Creative Scotland’s Annual Statistical Survey reporting form for the period 2014-15. We analysed the data sent to Creative Scotland and have produced a short report on Voluntary Carbon Reporting 2014-15. Click on the infographic to download your copy of the report. See how the sector is progressing and find out where you fit in.

Meetings with RFOs on Environmental Reporting

“Conversations with Green Champions” includes important highlights and key knowledge gathered from our meetings with Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisations between January and May 2015.

The report includes:

  • Information about the training provided by CCS
  • What we learned about Creative Scotland RFOs through this process
  • An overview of the tools available for RFOs to assist in the carbon emissions reporting process
  • General guidance on developing your Environmental Policy, reporting travel and recording building utilities
  • An informal opportunity to determine your “Green Champion Score”
  • Interesting things other RFOs are doing to address environmental impact

Preparing for submitting your environmental data

The Creative Scotland Annual Statistical Survey for 2016-17 is now available and has been sent to all those who are expected to complete this as part of their Regular Funding.

You can see a copy of the Environmental section of  the 2015-16 annual report to Creative Scotland which is similar to the version being used in 2016-17 . For those who are new to reporting we recommend watching this Environmental Reporting step-by-step tutorial for 2016-17.


Guidance on mandatory reporting for 2015-16 onwards
We strongly recommend that you collect data as soon as possible. Gathering information throughout the year will help you make the most of the data you collect.  For guidance and information on what data you should be collecting and reporting see: Reporting your Carbon Emissions – Guidance for Regularly funded organisations

Workshops were held in several locations to help prepare for the 2015-16 Creative Scotland environmental reporting and you can download a pdf version of the powerpoint presentation Carbon Reporting 15-16 web version or contact if you would like a copy of the full presentation including video.

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We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

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