Environmental Reporting 2016/17: What You Need to Do

Find out more about what you need to do to fulfill your Arts Council England environmental reporting requirements.

2016/17 Reporting Requirements

Julie's Bicycle recognises that creative organisations come in different shapes and sizes and, as a result, will have different environmental impacts – from energy and water, to business travel and touring. 

As of 2015/16, the reporting requirements have been individually tailored to account for your organisation's size, scope and activities and can be found, clearly-stated, in your Funding Agreement Conditions section 2.6.1.

The two requirements for 2016/17 are as follows:

  • Enter data outlined in your funding agreement onto the Creative IG Tools, relating to April 2016 – March 2017. 
  • Have an environmental policy and action plan in place. This should be uploaded to the Creative IG Tools website as soon as possible.

Your data should be 12 months of data for buildings, or cover your activities across that time period (for festivals, tours and productions where relevant). Your environmental policy and action plan should cover the 2016/17 reporting year (see below for help relating to these documents). 

The reporting deadline for both of these requirements is 31st May 2017.

You can meet both of these requirements through your Creative IG Tools account. If your circumstances mean you're not able to complete requirement number one then please get in touch to let us know. Please note that in these instances, we will still need you to maintain your Creative IG Tool account in order to fulfill the second requirement.

Help and Guidance

Environmental Policy and Action Plan Guidlines

Julie's Bicycle has developed guidelines to help you develop your own environmental policy and provided examples to see what a policy should look like in practice. The policy should be overseen by senior management and governing bodies of your organisation. You will need a plan for implementation and an evaluation mechanism to find out what has worked, what hasn't, and why.

Further Guidance, FAQs and Resources

Sustaining Creativity