We are strongly committed to act responsibly as an employer and as a member of the business community. CSR activity is a key focus in our annual strategy and all members of our team are committed to achieving our annual goals.
We are proud of our track record on sustainability in film making. We hold ISO 14001 and EMAS certification (for the ninth successive year) and are members of AdGreen (the UK sustainability project backed by the APA) and SEDEX, a not for profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
During 2018 we further improved the efficiency and control of our consumption of natural resources in our studio and office complex, which contains many eco driven features, from solar panels sufficient to power a studio shoot to auto switch motion-controlled lighting.
Removing plastic bottles
We continue to gift a re-usable water bottle to all new crew and incoming clients in an effort to drastically reduce consumption of plastic water bottles.
Led by our Head of Reception Jenni Sykes, we have collected and delivered over 7,000kg of food donated by our staff, freelancers and local suppliers since we started participating with this excellent charity back in 2012. The charity then distributes the food and other essentials to those in need here on the island. This year Palma Pictures was recognized with an award by a major charitable organisation, Mallorca Sense Fam, for our long-term contribution to this initiative.
In January, 40 staff volunteers took part in our annual environmental day by planting trees in bird sanctuary in s’Albufera.
Our team was also lucky enough to be invited to the ASPACE centre Mallorca for children and adults with cerebral palsy. 25 volunteers devoted a day to support sports and theatre workshops and lend a hand maintaining the beautiful gardens on the site.
In 2015, we began working with the UK sustainability project AdGreen – a new initiative to make commercials production greener, supported by the APA. We have shared ideas and resources. From the beginning, our intention has been to share our efforts in any way that could be useful to other companies who hold the same objectives.
So, if you want to learn more about how to green your own productions starting with some simple first steps, head over to adgreen-apa.net.