A new “best practice” document will be drafted by a committee which will include experts in the fields of production, distribution, sales and exhibition.
The UK Film Council and the British Standards Institution (BSI) are developing a new “British standard” that will set out the requirements for improving the sustainability of the UK film industry.
The “best practice” document will be drafted by a committee which will include experts in the fields of production, distribution, sales and exhibition. It will focus on the industry’s environmental as well as its wider social and economic impacts.
The standard is due to be completed by the end of the year, when it will then be open to public comment. The decision to implement it would be voluntary.
John Woodward, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Film Council said: “Our objective is to help ensure that the UK leads the world in this area. Apart from all the obvious reasons for going green, it’s clear that if the UK film industry can become a leader in sustainability then we will have a real competitive advantage internationally for years to come”.
Mike Low, Director of BSI Standards said: “This development shows the lead role that the UK has in the world of sustainability and building for the future. It is a tribute to the UK Film Council and the whole film industry that they are seeking ways to raise the bar in their performance. BSI is excited and delighted to be supporting this work with a standard that will provide a robust vehicle for organizations to work to”.