As an expansion of the Better Futures programme, the Mayor of London’s Green New Deal supported a pilot project to ‘Green’ London Businesses aiding London’s journey to Net Zero.
FilmFixer were thrilled to be one of the first 12 businesses which applied for and were awarded a £5,000 grant to receive support and consultancy from selected sector-specific advisors across the film, creative, food and hospitality sectors. We are now working with specialist environmental film consultant, Amelia Price, to focus on the following six key areas for the film and TV production industry:
FilmFixer has co-founded a collaborative initiative -The Generator Project – an app that tracks and anonymises data on the use of diesel generators film location sets. The project aims to provide suppliers with a better understanding of generator use with options for green diesel generators to clean up London’s air.
After reducing their emissions, FilmFixer will continue to support the communities they represent and establish their insetting projects. There is currently a framework for film and TV productions to pay donations to community garden projects and other green space initiatives when filming in a particular area.
Switch to Good Energy tariff, which includes a discount for staff working at home if they change to Good Energy.
A priority area for reducing emissions, FilmFixer will assist colleagues by giving trials for personal footprint tracking app ‘Capture’. They will also explore offering the cycle to work scheme and increase awareness of traveling to site visits via public transport or by foot.
FilmFixer has created ‘Greens Team’, to oversee the ongoing sustainability initiatives in the business and wider filming communities, with an emphasis on intrapreneurialism.
With the help of Amelia Price, FilmFixer has led on The Generator Project, bringing together industry professionals including location managers, London boroughs, generator suppliers and Cleantech innovators, to try and solve a common problem within the film industry.
Activity already undertaken
Introduced responsible purchasing policies – sourcing from second hand and local suppliers
Switched energy supplier to renewable, contributing to a reduction in energy emissions of 97%.
Andrew Pavord, Chairman and Founder of FilmFixer said: “Amelia is wonderful. It’s very helpful to work with someone who has an in-depth understanding of my industry and the limitations that we face. Without this, I think we could’ve spent a lot of time explaining things rather than brainstorming sustainable solutions.”
For more information on Net Zero Heroes and to view our case study, please visit: https://www.betterfutures.london/net-zero-heros/