24 May '11, 7am
New Sustainability Standard Heralded by UK Film Industry
The BS 8909 standard is the ‘sustainability management’ standard that has been introduced in the film industry. it covers aspects from production through to cinema exhibition and home entertainment that helps companies focus on how their activities impact the environment, the communities they work in and their wider economic influence. BS 8909 can be applied across the film supply chain from planning to production, through to editing, distribution, screening and archiving. The standard aims from merely ‘going green’ to becoming a method through which filmmakers can interact with communities where they film. It aims to put stakeholder engagement at the forefront and is aiming to be the industry best practice and a standard to be adopted by the film industry.