Sustainability & Social Awareness

Our commitment with sustainability is guided by the ten-point good practice guide designed by the Tenerife Film Commission to certify the sustainability of our photo and film productions. 

WE DO RESPONSIBLE LOCATION SCOUTING

When it comes to choosing locations, we take into account the following sustainable criteria:

  • We choose the lowest number of locations and aim for them to be within a short distance.
  • We find out about the environmental characteristics and rules of locations.
  • We consider the environmental effects the production might have on the chosen areas.

WE APPLY GREEN COMMUNICATIONS 

Communication is an essential tool when implementing sustainability measures in our productions, therefore:

  • We brief each crew member about the goals and measures to be implemented regarding sustainability.
  • We define communication measures that show our production model: information signs, environmental notices in call sheets and check lists of sustainable actions.

WE PROTECT LOCATIONS AND THEIR SOCIO- ENVIRONMENTAL SURROUNDINGS 

Depending on the type of production, its effect can be more or less significant. To minimise the possible impact, we carry out the following measures:

  • We mark out and signpost the areas to be occupied and protect plants, trees, sites and any other heritage or natural resource nearby.
  • We minimise noise and avoid light pollution, especially when on exterior locations.
  • We foresee the possible nuisance to neighbours by establishing communication channels with town councils, neighbour associations, etc.
  • We encourage local employment including disadvantaged groups.

WE MOVE AROUND SUSTAINABLY

 Mobility in a production must be efficient but we also want to make it more sustainable:

  • We try to find accommodation near the location.
  • We avoid using cars individually and plan to use vehicles
    collectively.

WE IMPLEMENT A MORE SUSTAINABLE CATERING

  • If possible, we try to hire a food service company that is close to the location. 
  • If the location is in the countryside, encourage hiring a catering service that buys local and seasonal products, cuts down meat dishes and uses plates and cutlery which are either biodegradable or reusable, avoiding disposable resources. 
  • We encourage using fair-trade coffee and bio products

WE HAVE CUT-DOWN ON THE USE OF MATERIALS 

  • Whenever possible, we avoid buying materials or elements for the shoot, by hiring them instead. 
  • We cut down on paper and printing. If it is essential to use them, we try to use recycled paper and vegetable printing ink. 

WE REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE 

Implementing measures to reduce, reuse, sort out and recycle waste is getting easier and easier: 

  • We avoid buying disposable products. 
  • We encourage reusing materials and composting organic waste. 
  • We plan the size, type and number of containers and their layout on the location to encourage waste separation.

WE USE ENERGY EFFICIENTLY 

We reduce the use of energy by implementing energy efficiency measures: 

  • We train in and communicate energy efficiency habits: turn lights off when not needed, avoid the stand-by mode of appliances, unplug chargers after use, etc. 
  • We use efficient generators and class A appliances. 

WE IMPLEMENT GOOD PRACTICE IN THE USE OF WATER 

Water is a costly scarce commodity. To reduce its use and being more efficient we:

  • We avoid using individual disposable bottles and provide reusable ones and refilling points. 
  • We avoid using polluting elements in waste water by encouraging the use of ecological or biodegradable cleaning products.

WE DO ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 

We evaluate the measures implemented in a production based on a sustainable model to certified our productions. To do it: 

  • We establish functions regarding sustainability in your crew and keep one of our runners as Green Runner to carry out the environmental monitoring of the production. 
  • We design an environmental monitoring plan that includes checklists and if we are in a protected natural area, we coordinate these activities with the appropriate authorities.