Scottish Ensemble (SE) is committed to working sustainably and reducing the environmental impact of its operations. As a leading cultural organisation, we believe we have a responsibility to work towards and contribute to a more sustainable Scotland and Scottish cultural sector.

Since 2015, Scottish Ensemble has been on a journey to better understand and monitor the environmental impact of its work. Our goal is to reduce emissions and waste whenever we can. 2015 was the first year in which we began to calculate the carbon emissions related to our UK and internationally touring, our paper wastage, and our power consumption. We have monitored and reported on these in every year since, which has allowed us to make strategic decisions to significantly reduce emissions in each of these areas.

Scottish Ensemble is an active member in the CCA Cultural Tenants’ Green Team, and of the Green Arts Initiative. We regularly attends talks and conferences to share with and learn from our peers.

In this spirit, here is a collection of resources that we’ve found useful when thinking about how we can monitor and reduce our impact on the environment:

You can read our environmental policy in full here.

If you would like to discuss Scottish Ensemble’s sustainability directly, you can write to our Green Champion Scott on: