The Board and team of Kings Place are resolutely committed to actively minimising our impact on the environment and responding to the climate emergency. We aim to be a leader in the cultural sector for environmental practice and we actively promote environmental awareness to our audiences, artists, performers, collaborators and stakeholders. As an organisation and as individuals we are continually looking at how we can further reduce our carbon footprint, energy consumption, the waste we produce and our consumption of one-use plastic.
We are fortunate to reside in a BREEAM certified building that was built with strong environmental principles at its heart. This includes:
We are very proud of our most recent achievements in sustainable practice which include:
We have made substantial progress towards reducing the carbon impact of Kings Place and becoming more sustainable. However, the scale of the crisis means we have to scrutinize, even further, every part of the way we operate and relentlessly strive for continual improvement.
Our mission is to continue to work towards alignment with the Paris Agreement and ultimately to achieve carbon neutrality in the shortest possible timeframe (an organisation achieves net zero carbon emissions by balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal and eliminating carbon altogether).
Each year we create a prioritised action plan that incrementally advances our position towards carbon neutrality. Our key objectives for 2020 are: