Sustainability

Sustainability

We are so proud of the role we play in enabling audiences from across the world to discover thrilling art at the Edinburgh International Festival, yet we recognise that the international nature of our work has an environmental impact. That’s why we have embedded sustainable initiatives at the heart of everything we do to help create a brighter future for Scotland and beyond.

Our ambitious targets are driven by an urgent need for global change and our desire to be recognised as an industry leader in sustainability.

Our priorities are to:

  • Reach net-zero carbon emissions across our organisational operations by 2030 and across our artistic programme by 2045.
  • Work with our partner venues, companies, orchestras and individual artists to instil sustainability best practice from the inception to delivery of our festival.
  • Embrace new models of working with companies and orchestras to reduce carbon impact, recognising that our artistic programme and associated travel and freight is our biggest impactor.