Walk the Plank is committed to sustainable development and aims to maximise the positive social and economic impacts of our activities and minimise the negative environmental impacts.
We consider our impacts both in terms of our core operations and also throughout the event cycles of particular projects, from conception and planning through to implementation, review and post-event activities.
Walk the Plank are committed to reducing the negative environmental impacts of our activities, in particular those relating to:
- Our premises: energy use, water use and waste
- Our productions: materials, energy and waste
- Our procurement: equipment, consumables, printing, catering
- Our travel and transport: business travel, touring, freight
- Our events: energy use, water use and waste
Walk the Plank are committed to maximising the positive social impacts of our activities, in particular those relating to:
- Community engagement
- Learning and development
Walk the Plank are committed to maximising the positive economic impacts of our activities, in particular those relating to:
- Providing best value
- Ethical procurement
Walk the Plank are committed to understanding, measuring, improving and communicating our environmental, social and economic performance and engaging management, staff and contractors in this process.
Our key areas of focus for reducing our environmental impacts are:
- Identifying and implementing actions to reduce energy use, water use and waste at all our premises
- Identifying and implementing actions to encourage recycling and reuse in our productions and to reduce waste
- Integrating environmental and ethical considerations into our procurement processes
- Working with suppliers, contractors and freelancers to reduce the impacts of our productions and events
- Maintaining a register of relevant Environmental Regulations and Legislation to ensure compliance across all aspects of our operations
Walk the Plank is proud to be part of the Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST)
[Photo Mark Waugh. Manchester Day 2016. Many of the parade structures and costumes are stored and adapted for re-use each year, such as wheel bases for moving structures]