Tron Environmental Policy

The Tron Theatre recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements.  We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and strive to continually improve our performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods.
 
It is our priority to ensure our environmental policy is implemented, and we actively encourage all staff, customers and stakeholders to adopt a responsible approach toward the impact of their actions on the environment.  
 
We are active members of the Green Arts Initiative, an accreditation scheme that enables us to become greener in our activities, and become part of a growing network of arts and culture organisations trying to reduce their environmental impact.
 
The aims of our policy are to:
 
Wholly support and exceed all relevant regulatory requirement
Increase our energy efficiency 
Reduce, and recycle the waste produced by our operations
Reduce water consumption 
Encourage the use of low environmental impact methods of transport
Purchase products and services which do the least damage to the environment, where possible, and encourage others to do the same.
Measure, record and continually reduce the carbon footprint of the organisation 
 
The following policies apply, to minimise our environmental impact:
 
Travel
1. For journeys within Glasgow, use bicycle, walking or public transport whenever time allows rather than taxis.  Pre-planning should allow use of taxis to be minimised.
2. For journeys within the UK, train should always be chosen over air travel.
3. For international flights, non-stop flights are preferred to multiple short-haul stops.
4. Use of cars is only permitted if it is the most sustainable or practical option.
 
Printing 
1. Printing should be kept to a minimum.  Internal minutes and documents should be circulated electronically and printed only when necessary.  Contracts, invoices and other correspondence should be sent electronically where possible.
2. Double-sided printing and multiple page printing should be used as much as possible to minimise paper usage.
3. Photocopier paper should be recycled paper.
4. All print cartridges should be recycled.
 
Recycling
Paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium cans, food and batteries should be recycled using the recycling points around the building.
Purchasing
1. Waste will be minimised by only ordering what we need.
2. Environmental impact will be considered when choosing products and services.
 
Energy Usage
1. Energy consumption will be recorded and monitored and steps taken to continually reduce energy consumption.
2. All lights, monitors and other electronic equipment should be switched off when not in use.  
3. Everyone should be continually mindful of energy usage and identify methods of reducing energy usage within the scope of their role.
 
Green Team
1. The current green champion for the company is Niamh Millar.
2. We will identify and maintain a group of committed staff members to operate as the company’s green team.  The green team will meet at least quarterly to review the implementation of this policy and our progress against our targeted improvements.
Policy Review
 
This policy will be reviewed annually.
 
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