Our environmental legacy

The climate and ecological emergency is an urgent challenge that all organisations have an obligation to address.

Our responsibility to the environment doesn’t begin or end with a single policy. It also doesn’t stop once UNBOXED closes at the end of 2022. We’re very aware that every decision we make affects our environmental legacy, and we’re determined to make this legacy as positive as we can.

UNBOXED is made up of 10 commissions and these are all incredibly different. Some are fixed in a single location, some travel to many different places, and some are largely based in the digital world. All are united by an intention to be innovative and to do something which has never been done before.

To focus our attention across such varied creative projects, we have chosen five key areas to concentrate on for achieving a positive environmental legacy:

  • Energy: For each part of our work, we are looking at how we can minimise energy consumption. We investigate sustainable sources of energy, and we choose this when we can.
  • Travel and transport: We encourage the use of low emission vehicles, and of clean and active methods of transport.
  • Resources, materials and waste: We’re continually improving and evaluating our processes to ensure that we re-use and recycle materials whenever possible to avoid them ending up in a landfill.
  • Food and drink: What we eat and where we buy our food from can have a huge impact on everything from animal welfare to climate change. We want to ensure that these considerations are a key part of every purchasing decision in this area.
  • Nature: We are committed to doing what we can to conserve and enhance the natural environment for future generations. This means ensuring the conservation of our canals, rivers, and green spaces as part of our vital ecosystems.

Each of these areas have objectives and accountabilities set against them within our Environmental Sustainability Policy

We’re always improving, and we will never believe that we’re already doing enough.

While we’re committed to meeting all legal requirements, we also want to be an organisation which is happy to have difficult conversations and invite conversation to improve our approach.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our work, and please do get in touch if you have any questions.