Green Arts

Environmental Policy

NEoN (North East of North) is proud to be part of the Green Arts Initiative, an interactive community of Scottish arts organisations working to reduce their environmental impact. Run by Creative Carbon Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh since 2013, the Green Arts Initiative supports Scottish arts organisations to be at the forefront of growing an environmentally sustainable Scotland.

NEoN wishes to minimise the adverse environmental impact of its programme, better manage its resources considering environmental impact, to promote environmental best practice procedures throughout the organisation and contribute generally to the improvement of the local, national and global environment.

NEoN shall endeavour so far as it deems reasonably practicable to:

• Comply with UK environmental legislation and guidelines;
• Take note and account of EU environmental guidelines;
• Promote environmental practices throughout the organisation;
• Strive towards continual improvement in reducing the adverse environmental impact caused through any of its activities;
• Ensure efficient, environmentally responsible use of resources, particularly energy and water.
• Promote environmentally responsible procurement of the acquisition of goods and services for its use;
• Apply proper principles of good waste management with a view to reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and/or dispose of waste products;
• Promote and encourage the reduction of pollution;
• Minimise the impact of travel on the environment, for example by promoting the use of public transport, cycling and walking, and increasing online meetings;
• Giving preference to products and services that cause less harm to the environment;
• Minimise adverse environmental impact in decommissioning and disposing of assets;
• Be open in the communication, both internally and externally, about the Organisation’s environmental performance; and annually review this Policy.

Aims and Objectives

• As a minimum, to comply with the requirements of relevant legislation.
• To reduce and, where practicable, prevent pollution.
• To ensure a sound understanding of current environmental performance.
• To look at implementing a carbon reduction strategy, including the efficient use of energy.
• To make efficient and environmentally responsible use of water,
• To minimise the adverse environmental impacts of the decommissioning and disposal of assets.
• To increase the rate of recycling of all appropriate materials based on life-cycle principles.
• To implement sustainable transport practices across all activities.
• To undertake a regular review of environmental procedures and activities to ensure suitability adequacy and effectiveness.