Tyneside Cinema is committed to ongoing action to minimise the impact of our activities on the environment.
We aim to:
All employees must ensure that they minimise their individual environmental impact. We occupy a unique and valuable historic building, and it is the responsibility of every employee to look after both the building itself and our immediate environment.
Our Environmental Policy is reviewed annually.
We have a dedicated 'Green Team' of employees from across Tyneside Cinema, Tyneside Bar Café and Vicolo. Our Green Team regularly meets to discuss ways we can work together to meet the aims contained in our Environmental Policy.
Recycling and Waste Management
Tyneside Cinema - including Tyneside Bar Café, Vicolo and the Tyneside Coffee Rooms - is committed to year-on-year improvement to reduce our total waste, reuse where we can and recycle more.
We separate our waste into mixed recyclate (including plastic bottles, glasses and tubs, cardboard, metal cans, newspapers, telephone directories, magazines and paper including letters, flyers, leaflets and white envelopes), glass and general waste.
We aim to increase our recycling by a minimum of 10% over the next two years through reviewing our purchasing and operations, as well as helping our staff and customers to recycle more.
Tyneside Cinema is proud to have achieved 3-star Creative Green certification in recognition of its commitment to managing its carbon footprint and improving its environmental impacts. Despite increased activity across the whole organisation, we are proud to have reduced our total greenhouse gas emissions and we are committed to ongoing improvement.
Creative Green environmental certification was developed by Julie's Bicycle specifically for the creative sector. Its purpose is to recognise commitment and achievement, track progress over time and inspire organisations to do more.
The certification uses a point-scoring system to assess environmental commitment, understanding and improvement. By achieving Creative Green certification and showing year-on-year improvement, we are joining the UK creative industries' response to climate change and environmental sustainability.
Our current Creative Green Certificate is on display in our Box Office alongside our current Display Energy Certificate.