Safeguarding Policy

Policy Statement

1.1 Our Business

Established in 1990, Live &Local is a confident and effective broker for a range of arts activities across Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, and Leicestershire. Live & Local works with voluntary groups and professional artists to create new audiences for performing arts and to build stronger communities. Its mission is to improvethe quality of life within participating communities by enabling arts activities through communal self-help. Live & Local’s success stems from its partnerships with participating communities, working with appropriate professional artists and a widely skilled staff team and Board. The organisation’s greatest asset is a network of approximately 300voluntary groups from a wide range of rural and other communities, without whose support this activity would not happen. Live & Local also works with its core funders and local authorities across eight counties to identify development opportunities and meet their local, regional,or national strategies. As a result, Live & Local is designated as a key provider within the policies of several of these authorities and is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) of Arts Council England. Live &Local is also supported by a professional office team who provide practical support and advice to this network of voluntary groups.

1.2 Our Motivation

As an organisation committed to improving the quality of life within communities, it is important for Live & Local to recognise the environmental impact of its work. Taking environmental action will ensure business resilience by improving our reputation and appealing to audiences who value sustainability. Reducing print and travel can also reduce business costs. Taking environmental action will courage and support audiences to evaluate their impact and promote environmental responsibility in their communities.

1.3 Our Impact & Commitment

Live & Local recognises its primary environmental impact includes energy consumption, printing for marketing materials and business travel. We will therefore commit to reducing the negative environmental impacts of our activities by:

  • Complying with all applicable legal requirements, environmental legislation and regulations appropriate to our activities.
  • Reducing the consumption of energy and other natural resources.
  • Reducing the quantity of printing and using recycled paper and environmentally friendly ink.
  • Monitoring and reporting relevant environmental parameters in accordance with funders requirements.
  • Minimising pollution, when possible, particularly from the use of energy, the production and dispersal of waste and the use of motor vehicles during the company’s operations.
  • Adopting a hybrid and remote working framework, helping to reduce staff travel.
  • Ensuring that the views of our stakeholders are noted and respected.
  • Promoting environmental good practice to staff, suppliers, promoters, and audiences.
  • Communicating this policy to staff, partners, promoters, audiences, and the public.
  • Identifying and listing appropriate actions in the Sustainability Action Plan to minimize our impact on the environment.
  • Annually reviewing the Policy and Action Plan and evaluating outcomes.

1.4 Review

Live & Local review this policy annually to ensure its commitments are up to date. This is done by measuring impact and ensuring commitments are up to date with current environmental and social issues.

1.5 Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

An Environmental Sustainability action plan should be read alongside this policy. The plan will be reviewed annually to ensure our actions are being implemented successfully and are up to date.

For more information please contact us at: [email protected]