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30 August 2013
Sustainable production video
At Sky we work to reduce the impacts we have on the environment through our operations, our products and through our supply chain. One area we’re focusing on is the impact our television productions have on the environment. To reduce these we’re doing a number of things, which include working with our production companies and also working with other broadcasters in the BAFTA Sustainability Working Group. Now, when we commission a new TV programme, our independent production companies use a carbon calculator to measure the impacts of the new production before it takes place and takes steps to reduce these. We’ve created the above video so you can find out more about our approach to sustainable production at Sky and how we’ve worked with Roughcut TV and used this carbon calculator in the new comedy series Trollied which airs on Sky 1 HD on 5 September.
Environmental impacts go way beyond carbon, how are you measuring other environmental impacts from waste to water to social impact?
Yes we totally agree it goes beyond just carbon emissions. If you visit our environment reporting page you can see what we are doing to minimise our own impacts, how we work with our suppliers and how we inspire consumers to minimise their impacts too. Thanks, Bigger Picture team.
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Behind the scenes at the launch of The People's Rainforest stakeholder event
CAPTION: J.D. Buckley Managing Director, Sky IrelandJ.D. Buckley: You’re all more than welcome here. It’s… it’s great to have you on the evening of the first live showing of The People’s Rainforest, which is going out at 8 o’clock on Sky1 HD this evening. Lucy Carver: Sky’s got a big focus on minimising our environmental impact. CAPTION: Lucy Carver Director of the Bigger PictureLucy Carver: And that’s why we have a partnership with WWF, who are here today. Thank you for coming along. Of course Sky Rainforest Rescue – and the idea of that is to help save a billion trees in the Amazon rainforest. CAPTION: Glyn Davies Director of Programmes, WWFGlyn Davies: It’s two brands coming together to raise the profile of a big issue, which is the state of the forests, actually worldwide, but particularly in the Amazon. Glyn Davies: How do we fundraise? How do we fundraise as part of this partnership to bring about change on the ground? Lucy Carver: And what we do is, we ask customers to give money which we then match. So far, we’ve raised 2.4 million euros, and we’re hoping to double that over the next three years. And it goes towards helping to save an area of three million hectares in Acre, which is in Western Brazil. And we wanna make those trees worth more alive than dead by… by working with farmers to help introduce new sustainable methods of farming, which not only protect the rainforest, but also make their livelihoods much more profitable. And… and they enable them to educate their children to… to not have to slash and burn rainforests and move on. It’s been a really interesting project, and one of the things that we’re really excited about is using Sky’s programming to educate people about the rainforest in a way that’s not earnest and dull but is upbeat and exciting. And… and that’s why we have programmes like The People’s Rainforest on Sky1, which does exactly that. CAPTION: Mark Bennett Dublin City CouncilMark Bennett: So although it was a brief visit, I can see how extensive it is and how good it’s going to be for the kids to go through later on.CAPTION: Sky Rainforest Rescue www.sky.com/rainforestrescueCAPTION: WWF sky Believe in better www.sky.com/rainforestrescue WWF-UK Registered charity number: 1081247
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