The self-assessment framework gives an overview of different levels of environmental practice at outdoor events across six key themes, giving you a snapshot of where your festival is at on its sustainability journey, and helping to inform future environmental thinking and action.
Strategy – The overall processes you have in place to for managing environmental action at your festival.
Energy – Initiatives to measure and minimise energy usage, as well as efforts to use a more sustainable energy mix.
Materials & Waste – The choices you make on materials on-site, how waste is managed, and your efforts to introduce more ‘circular’ approaches.
Water – Efforts to reduce water usage through efficiency measures, and minimising the risk of negative impacts on local ecosystems.
Food and drink – The sustainability of the food and drink offering available at your festival, focusing on impacts of the supply chain.
Travel and transport – Actions to encourage different stakeholders to use more sustainable forms of travel to and around your festival.
By completing this self-assessment, you will receive an overall score for how your event is doing on environmental sustainability, as well as specific scores for each of the areas listed above. You will also be given recommendations for next steps in each area based on your current level of performance.
This self-assessment is a starting point and will help you identify further training, resources, and actions that are right for you. It is not a full certification personalised to your event.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.