As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, gets underway in Glasgow, Air TV is committing to producing fully carbon-neutral productions for all future projects.
Several of Air TV’s flagship shows, including Helicopter ER and Bangers & Cash have already achieved the Albert Carbon Neutral Sustainable Production certification as a result of a range of measures to reduce environmental impact across the productions. Any remaining carbon that has been produced is then offset using a certified scheme.
Air is now committed that all of its future productions (including future series of existing shows) will also meet this standard.
Managing Director Matt Richards says. “Being environmentally responsible is extremely important to all of us at Air, and we are determined that we do our bit to reduce the impact. For the past five years we have worked with the Albert scheme to monitor, reduce and offset our carbon emissions – and now we are committed to doing this 100% of the time across all of our programmes.”
Specific procedures introduced at Air include:
:: The use of local productions teams and crew wherever possible to reduce the need for domestic and international travel, overnight stays and associated impacts.
:: Shared travel wherever possible – sharing our company vehicles (including a new plug-in hybrid pool car) when travelling to shoots is always encouraged.
:: Elimination of single use plastics – no single use water bottles are ever used on Air TV productions. All of the team has been provided with a bespoke Air TV insulated water bottle.
:: Reducing paper usage – and when printing is essential, only using recycled or sustainable paper.
:: Eliminating the use of single-use batteries – all our camera and sound equipment now uses rechargeable batteries.
:: Ensuring all waste is recycled.
:: Continuing to monitor our environmental impact across all productions – with the aim of reducing the carbon impact as far as possible
:: Committing to “offset” any remaining carbon using a registered and appropriate offsetting scheme.