Arts Council England publishes organisation-wide environmental commitments

The publication of its Environmental Action Plan is hoped to stimulate environmental conversations in the creative and cultural sector.

Arts Council England has today published its Environmental Action Plan for 2022-24, detailing the actions it will take internally to make measurable reductions to its carbon footprint.

It hopes that by sharing its Action Plan – learnings from its organisation-wide review and analysis – it can stimulate conversations around responsibility and action within the creative and cultural sector.

The plan details how the organisation will achieve its climate ambitions over the next two years with targets, actions and timelines, such as reducing office energy use and business travel emissions by 25% by 2023/24.

The plan and its targets were developed with support from Arts Council’s environmental partner, Julie’s Bicycle, following an organisation-wide environmental review, a carbon footprint analysis, and consultation with staff.

Nicola Saunders, Director, Business Innovation and Environmental Responsibility at Arts Council England, said:

“The Arts Council’s Environmental Action Plan, published today, is a vital development in embedding our Environmental Responsibility Investment Principle in our day-to-day activities and operations.

“Completion of our environmental review, carbon footprint and resulting action plan demonstrates our continued and increasing commitment to environmental responsibility. We’re excited to work through the actions with our colleagues and share our progress with the wider sector so we can learn from each other and work together to achieve a brighter, greener future.”

The Action Plan is available to read via the Arts Council website.