Carbon Reporting is due on 29th September for all Regularly Funded Organisations, and Creative Carbon Scotland are here to help!
All Regularly Funded Organisations should now have received their Annual Statistical Survey for 2016-17 from Creative Scotland which should be completed and returned by 29th September 2017. As with previous years the survey contains an Environment worksheet which requests information on the emissions produced from your use of utilities, waste and travel. You can find a new video explaining how to complete this worksheet in the Carbon Reporting for RFOs section of the website.
What you need for reporting to Creative Scotland
You will need access to data on your usage of water, electricity, gas and other heating fuels as well as amounts of your landfill and recycled waste. Your emissions will be calculated automatically when you enter this data into the worksheet. In addition, you will need to access emissions data for your travel. We recommend using figures from the report page in your www.claimexpenses.com account. If you do not have your travel data recorded in claimexpenses you will need to calculate emissions from mileage figures using emissions factors for each mode of travel.
Note: If you have completed this form for a previous year there have been some very minor changes.
Last year, over 50 organisations supplied actual recorded data for all appropriate categories. We hope that this year will see an even greater number of organisations supplying actual data but if this is not available we would encourage you to supply estimated data rather than no data.
Previous year’s reporting
You may be interested to know how we have used your data in the past? You can download our analysis of the data returned in the Environmental section of the Annual Statistical Survey for 2015-16 from our new pages.
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org / 0131 529 7909 if you have any questions or need help with completing the Environment section of the survey.
Creative Carbon Scotland:
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.