Creating a sustainable future

As a major global business, we have a responsibility to operate with as minimal an impact on the environment as possible.

We are actively reducing our carbon footprint, energy consumption and waste, including single-use plastics, to help protect our planet and create a more sustainable future.

Content has a powerful role to play

As one of the UK’s biggest producers of content, primary supplier to the BBC and with distribution all round the world, our content has a very powerful role to play.

We are educating audiences and portraying environmentally-friendly behaviours, to help drive positive change in how society interacts with the natural world and its resources.

In line with the rest of the BBC Group, BBC Studios’ target is to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

In December 2020 BBC Studios became carbon neutral, dated back to 2018 (linked to the formation of BBC Studios). Our main focus remains on reducing our carbon emissions. This is coupled with a portfolio of high quality independently accredited projects to offset carbon emissions that we are unable to cut yet.

Building on the BBC Groups’ Greener Broadcasting Strategy, in 2020 we introduced further sustainability targets in BBC Studios, including reducing travel by at least 50% and BAFTA Carbon Action Plans for all UK productions (formerly known as Albert Certification), including our wholly-owned independent productions and UKTV.

We are also working with our partners to improve the environmental sustainability of items and experiences that carry the BBC brand.

BAFTA Albert is an industry standard tool which takes a two-pronged approach, looking at encouraging editorial content which inspires sustainable behaviour in audiences and operational best practice in terms of eliminating waste and reducing carbon.

More information on the actions taken by BBC Studios Productions can be found here.