“We cannot continue to create films in the same manner we did before with no long term plan for the environment around us. It’s time for our industry to lead the way both on and off screen and rebuild for a cleaner, greener future.”
Dame Pippa Harris, Chair, BAFTA Film Forum
Revival Props are committed to developing industry best practice when it comes to repurposing surplus and obsolete furniture, fixtures and fittings as props for the film, TV and wider creative sector. Moreover, we are committed to working with our wider Group companies, partners, suppliers and other industry stakeholders to create a sustainable production ecosystem that delivers environmental benefits and offsets carbon emissions.
In recognition of BAFTA’s New Screen Deal report, we are also looking at how we can transform the way production work with their supplier base and leverage new technology opportunities to minimise environmental impacts whilst improving not just the customer experience but the resilience and flexibility of the supply chain.
We also recognise the need to dovetail our approach with existing and future sustainability initiatives especially those of large organisations and property companies with whom we have partnerships. By integrating our sustainability objectives with theirs, we believe we can create win-win situations that not only reduce waste and create a new channel for recycling but can help raise the awareness through positive media coverage and on-screen exposure.
Revival welcome the chance to discuss new opportunities with any organisation whose surplus stock or assets could be used by the media production community not just as props but as raw materials for set-building or office supplies.
Revival props is committed to helping deliver an environmentally sustainable media production eco system. We seek to better understand and manage our impact, implementing circular economy initiatives to act on our opportunity to make a meaningful difference.
Our impacts are:
- CO2 emissions when collecting and supplying prop furniture to the industry
- CO2 emissions when storing furniture
Our potential to make a difference:
- It is our intention to create a circular economy model of sourcing, promoting and supplying props to the production industry. We plan to use our influence with partners, suppliers, sub-contractors and clients to raise awareness on circular economy principals and where possible adopt cradle to cradle products and services where necessary.
Mark Hughes-Webb, MD of Revival Props has responsibility for delivering all the outlined actions below by the end of 2021;
- We will procure green energy for our storage facility by Q1 2021
- Where possible we will use electric or hybrid vehicles when transporting props from storage to set and encourage our clients to do the same by the end of 2021
- We will engage local and hyperlocal freelance delivery drivers close to our Revival storage hubs to reduce their carbon footprints and use local suppliers where possible to source goods and services
- We will create and send an environmental impact questionnaire to all our supplier contracts
- We will offset the unavoidable elements of our carbon footprint by planting trees in conjunction with a Forest Partner
- We will operate a zero-to-landfill policy across our storage operations
- We will encourage clients to use virtual mobile applications to reduce the number of trips to visit our stockroom to view and choose props
Louise White will be responsible for monitoring our progress and reviewing these aims. The next review date will be March 29th 2021.
Mark Hughes-Webb, Managing Director, Revival Props