Endemol Shine UK to be the first independent production group to train entire workforce on reducing carbon footprint
Endemol Shine UK, working with BAFTA’s sustainability consortium ‘albert’, has committed to train its entire workforce on effective ways to reduce carbon emissions.
A specially designed training course from ‘albert’ will marry scientific information around climate change with practical ways of evaluating and reducing emissions. The course will provide staff with ideas and inspiration on how they can change working practices across the whole production process, and beyond, to further reduce carbon emissions in the work we do. The bespoke training will also consider how we communicate these issues and ideas within the programmes we make, in order to inspire as wide a change as possible.
The course will be rolled out to over 600 staff, both full time and freelance, and will begin in early March.
Bella Lambourne, HR and Operations Director, Endemol Shine UK said;
“I cannot think of anything more crucial to train our staff in. Our ambition is to ensure that the environmental impact of the decisions we make, both in the work we do and in our daily lives, is front of mind at all times and that we make positive, impactful change in every way we can across the whole business.”
Aaron Matthews, Head of Industry Sustainability, BAFTA albert added;
“It’s fantastic that Endemol Shine UK is committing to training all its staff. Through experience we know that our training provides the perfect platform to empower a production team. Providing them with the specific knowledge and tools they need to make meaningful changes to their working ways and reduce their impact.”
Endemol Shine UK has worked closely as a consortium member of ‘albert’ since it was launched by BAFTA in 2011 to certify that our productions are working hard to reduce carbon emissions, and this latest initiative ties in with Endemol Shine’s overall commitments to sustainability and reducing single use plastic across the group.