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Lyric Hammersmith awarded highest environmental sustainability rating

  • Date: 21 November 2012
  • Area: National
Exterior of Lyric Hammersmith building

Lyric Hammersmith has become the first cultural organisation to be awarded a three star Industry Green rating. Credit: Phillip Meech

National Portfolio-funded theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, has become the first ever cultural organisation to be awarded the top Industry Green rating for its commitment to environmental sustainability. 

The Industry Green certification scheme, managed by Julie's Bicycle, recognises the positive measures organisations are taking to improve their environmental impact and carbon footprint.

To be certified, an organisation must show continual improvement in its commitment to environmental sustainability as well as regularly report on its energy, waste, water, and travel.

Lyric Hammersmith has become the first cultural organisation to be awarded a three star certificate, the highest Industry Green rating.

Alison Tickell, Director, Julie's Bicycle said: '[Lyric Hammersmith's] commitment and success is exceptional. Sustainability is written into everything the Lyric does, across all departments and at every level. They are a wonderful example of the benefits to people and planet that can be enjoyed when sustainability is treated as a strategic priority.'

How to improve your organisation's environmental impact

Arts Council England is committed in leading the arts and culture sector to become more environmentally sustainable, as outlined in our 10-year vision for the arts.

We are the first arts funder in the world to have embedded environmental measures into our funding programmes and contracts, and are working closely with Julie's Bicycle to provide the sector with practical tools, resources and support to become more environmentally sustainable.

Visit our Environmental Sustainability pages, where you can find links to resources and further information, including the Industry Green Tools which help you measure your environmental impact.

Read our Environmental sustainability report to find out what we have achieved so far in terms of reducing reducing the sector's carbon emissions.