The Edinburgh Festivals are committed to minimising their impact on the environment, building on work they are already doing, and will continue to work both jointly and independently to achieve this. This policy applies to each Festival's office operations as well as to Festival events.
The following aims reflect the long-term strategic commitment that this policy is for the Festivals. Progress towards achieving the aims in full will be incremental year on year, and managed through each festival's detailed annual implementation plans.
The senior manager of each festival will endorse this policy to demonstrate the festival's commitment.
Each festival will work through Festivals Edinburgh and with The City of Edinburgh Council's Sustainable Development Unit to develop tailored implementation plans appropriate to their own unique circumstances.
1. prioritise specific actions to be undertaken over a given period to ensure that progress on achieving the policy aims is manageable;
2. include targets, performance indicators, monitoring and reporting arrangements and a communications plan;
3. include a timescale for reviewing and refreshing the plan.
Festivals Edinburgh will report on progress annually in December to the City of Edinburgh Council and Festivals will report individually as part of their normal reporting structure.