albert launches new toolkit for productions

Bafta albert not only celebrates its tenth year in 2021, but also the launch of its updated carbon calculator and certification toolkit. The two products will help productions to more accurately measure their carbon footprints and take steps to reduce them.

albert’s calculator was originally launched in August 2011 with the support of the albert consortium. With support from Fremantle, the team have developed the calculator so that it can be used by productions internationally. Fremantle, the global television production and distribution company, will implement the calculator into all of its offices; the first TV company to assess its carbon footprint on an international scale.

Productions will also benefit from a refreshed toolkit including an updated reports section allowing them to more accurately assess their own footprint against the industry standard. Productions will now be required to answered a wider variety of questions (with the pass mark raised to 55% from 30%) and to offset unavoidable emissions in order to receive the albert certification logo.

Alongside this, from 2021 productions will be required to explain how they are representing the climate onscreen.

Sargent-Disc is proud to be a Bafta albert partner and to have the opportunity to support it. The company helps the screen industry by providing low carbon services and the Digital Production Office® a suite applications which include Payroll, CrewStart, Payslip and Digital Purchase Order. DPO alone saves nearly a tonne of carbon on an average large budget production, whilst it’s Travel Authorisation function for cast and crew can help a production focus on low carbon modes of transport.

Congratulations to albert on its exciting new production tools – Sargent-Disc looks forward to working with it and being part of this exciting journey.

Read about albert’s updated toolkit here

Find out more about the Digital Production Office applications here

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