Voluntary environmental reporting 2014-15

25th July 2016

Download Voluntary Environmental Reporting for 2014-15

This report provides an analysis of the  carbon emissions data that were submitted to Creative Scotland in October 2015. The data were submitted by a range of arts organisations in Scotland as part of the annual report to their funders. The environmental information was supplied voluntarily – 125 organisations submitted background information such as size of premises and type of tenure with 90 of those supplying some emissions data as well.

Respondents were asked to supply information on usage of utilities (gas, electricity, other fuels and water) waste (recycling and landfill) and travel (artists and business). Not all organisations were able to report on all categories. The report provides an indication of the level of reporting, what different types of organisation were able to report and typical carbon footprints for the different categories of emissions.

Although the information supplied was incomplete for individual organisations, analysis across all organisations has provided a picture of the environmental impact of the arts in  Scotland. Organisations can use the information to begin to understand where they are most likely to be able to reduce their own impacts.

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