OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Our Mission statement

Lane Arkiv is a modern costume hire house for film & television. We recognise the urgent need for change within the fashion supply chain. The textile industry is the fourth largest consumer of primary raw materials (after food, housing and transportation) and the fashion industry is the world’s second biggest polluter after oil.

We feel that we have an opportunity and a responsibility to help create change in our industry. We can contribute to a circular economy by diverting clothing from landfill and putting it back to use in the film industry. By doing so, we will be productions an alternative to fast fashion, encouraging them to reevaluate their approach to sustainability. 

We recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to keeping our environmental impact low and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy operations, with regular review points every six months. 

 

Responsibility

Laura Barham and Lucy McLaughlin are together responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented. Future employees of the company will be encouraged to comply with company environmental policy as a requirement with their employment.  

Policy Aims

We endeavour to:

Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements such as waste.

Continually improve and monitor environmental performance every six months. 

Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts such as outsourcing as locally as possible so far we have managed to get our entire catalogue with the help of the local community within a 10 mile radius of our homes.

Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions which will also include future environmental impacts of the lifeline of garments after we have acquired them.

Paper & Supplies

We will minimise the use of paper in the office and when dealing with clients aim to use zero paper. All of our invoices and costume dockets will be sent and stored digitally.

We will reuse packaging and ask that where physically possible garments are returned to us in the same packaging.

We will seek to also find alternatives to plastic garment bags.

We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.

We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

We will dispose of all non-recyclable plastic in an ecobrick, which will be sent to a collection point to eventually be used for building. 

We will evaluate if the need for plastic items can be met in another way.

We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.

We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.

We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Energy & Water

We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.

Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.

Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.

The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

We will aim to use minimal water and chemicals when cleaning garments.

Transportation

Every garment has been photographed, sized and catalogued helping to reduce the need to travel to us, we can send options digitally to clients were necessary.

We will reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessary trips. 

We will promote and use alternatives to travel such as video calling and sending/receiving pictures.

We will use local labour and future employees will be encouraged where possible to use public transport as well as the use of London’s new cycle lanes.

Maintenance & Cleaning

Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Monitoring & Improvement

We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

We will incorporate environmental factors into all business decisions.

We will increase employee awareness through training.

We will review this policy and any related business issues at our monthly management meetings.

 

Culture

We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.

We will review and update when necessary this policy every six months in consultation with all employees.

We will provide staff with relevant environmental training.

We will work with clients to improve their environmental performance.

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