Sustainable production - short version

Talk of carbon footprints and environmental damage is common these days, and not just as topics on the news.

For the past five years, the BBC, along with its sustainability partners in the BAFTA Albert Consortium, has been working towards reducing its impact on the environment. That means reducing our emissions from energy and transport, minimising water consumption, cutting waste and re-using/recycling as much as we can.

But it also means taking as much care over HOW our programmes are made as their quality. We call it Sustainable Production - programmes made with as little negative impact on the environment as possible. As green champion, entrepreneur and BBC Dragon Deborah Meaden explains, programme makers can lead the world on-screen in the programmes they make, and help save the planet behind the scenes in the way their productions are managed.

This is an edited version of our sustainable production film.