Sarfaranga Environmental Policy

Sarfaranga is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. This will be reviewed on a regular basis. The events will achieve this by taking action in the areas outlined below.

Sarfaranga Management team is responsible for ensuring the Environmental & Travel Policies are implemented. However, all partners have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.

All staff, freelancers and participants of projects and programmes are made aware of this policy during their induction and are informed of their role in ensuring its implementation.

The Environmental Policy should be reviewed on an annual basis.


Use of eco-friendly products;
Ensure waste products are properly disposed of – not down the sink; Introduce a no-smoking policy or restricted smoking area;
Buy Fair Trade products;
Reduce waste and amount going to landfill sites;
Repair, upgrade, recycle IT equipment before discard;
Keep environment litter and graffiti free.


Paper products – use recycled paper, re-use scrap;
Plastics – avoid plastic products or make sure they have recycled content or can be re-used; Aluminium and steel drinks and food cans – buy recycled where possible – recycle your cans; Energy – buy energy saving products;
Don’t over order;
Buy local.

Do not heat space you are not using;
Switch lights off when you leave a room;
Use energy efficient bulbs;
Switch off computer screen when not in use (this can save 50% energy if left on); Do not leave equipment on standby or leave on overnight;

Switch off when not in use;


Use digital and online methods to communicate with audiences;
Use email, e-newsletters and social media communication instead of paper mailouts;
Use local printers;
Don’t over order printed material.
It is recommended that publicity material be launched 6 days before the event and taken down within 2 days after the event. Plan your approach to recycling, storing, and reusing.


Sarfaranga and Partners will record and report waste and recycling data to the Tourism Department.

Reduce waste by:
Using double sided paper;
Using email not paper/ envelopes;
Buy catering and cleaning supplies in bulk;
Record each time a bag is filled for waste;
Sarfaranga and Partners only print when absolutely necessary, for example all contracts and financial documents are all done online/ via email and Sarfaranga uses a shared drive to share/ work on documents rather than printing.

Scrap paper;
Envelopes – put on new labels;
Rechargeable batteries;
Artists, staff and volunteers at Sarfaranga are no longer supplied with plastic water bottles, instead they are asked to bring their own re-useable bottles, which they can re-fill from the water dispensers. This procedure will be rolled out to all of our events.

Recycle by:
Buy recycled paper products;
Separate waste for recycling;
Buy recycled photocopier and computer printer cartridges and donate old ones to recycling firms; Re-use, store or recycle old props and sets;
Record each time a bag is filled for recycling.

COVID-19 response:
Sarfaranga and Partners must encourage all staff, artists and participants to use washable facemasks instead of disposable ones;
Sarfaranga and Partners must use re-fillable hand sanitiser dispensers during events to reduce plastic waste;
Sarfaranga and Partners must use spray cleaner and bio-degradable paper towels instead of disposable anti-bacterial wipes to clean surfaces.

Environmental Policy Action Plan:

Continued monitoring of carbon emissions; Developing a climate adaptation strategy.

Sarfaranga Environmental Travel Policy

All staff, freelancers and participants of projects and programmes are made aware of this policy during their induction and are informed of their role in ensuring its implementation.
Encourage all staff, freelancers and artists to use public transport, and where possible book this for incoming staff, freelancers and artists.

Reduce car journeys;
Encourage greater use of public transport (or use one vehicle for reaching the destination – Shared car) by ensuring that venues for meetings, conferences and training events are fully accessible by all types of transport;
Record and measure carbon footprint of freight;
Plan transportation of equipment etc to ensure as few vehicles as possible are used;
Data to be recorded:
Mode of transport, mileage (distance travelled, start & end point), number of people travelling, amount of fuel in litres (if hire van);
Sarfaranga and Partners will be responsible for recording their travel data;

Travel choices should be prioritized as follows, where possible: Walking/ Cycling
Bus/ Suzuki
Shared Car


The Travel Policy should be reviewed on an annual basis.