Overview of BS 8909 & BS 8909 Case Study: BFI. Juhi Shareef, Eco Consultancy BFI Sustainability Project Manager. BFI Sustainability Review. Project run by: BFI Sustainability Director, Sustainability Manager & internal Sustainability Steering Group
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BFI Sustainability Project Manager
“Archiving and preserving our nation’s great film heritage and film culture is sustainability in action” - BFI
British Standard 8909:2011 “Specification for a sustainability management system for film”
Sustainability management system:
A practical framework to support the cost-effective integration of sustainability principles into everyday decision-making, thereby enhancing performance
Sustainable development (goal):
“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
"An enduring, balanced approach to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress”
For organizations: “[You Ltd] operates a sustainability management system that conforms to BS 8909”
For a film: “This film was produced by [You Ltd], which operates a sustainability management system that conforms to BS 8909”
As the UK’s lead organisation for film, the BFI have chosen to implement BS 8909 to demonstrate leadership to the film industry.
Business case for BS 8909 for the film industry inc:
2012 Report to Government “A Future For British Film” by the Film Policy Review Panel stated:
‘The Panel endorses calls to support the ‘Greening Film’ campaign and welcomes the BFI’s initiative in launching BS 8909, the official standard for “the sustainable management of the UK film industry”.
The film industry is in a strong position to lead the way and inspire other areas of business to follow. We recommend that the BFI works with the Film Industry British Standard Working Group and that other industry bodies actively promote its adoption.’
E.g. Objectives: measure energy use; reduce waste on location, travel …
“London 2012 is proud to have been the catalyst for ISO 20121. This is a piece of legacy with the potential to transform how events around the world consider their economic, environmental and social impacts.“ (LOCOG)
“Over the next few years as sustainability becomes an inherent factor in all businesses, this standard will provide the event industry with an opportunity to lead” (Howard Kerr)
‘“The UK Film Studio Facilities Sustainability Group has committed to meeting on a regular basis to look at the feasibility of championing BS 8909, the Sustainability Management System for Film, and extending Albert, the carbon footprinting tool for film, to film production”
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