Material selection - CRITERION D

CRITERION D
Material selection

Purpose

To encourage the use of materials that, as far as possible, respect the environment, thus guaranteeing the well-being of both the location and the people working on the set.
To avoid wasting materials by finding efficient solutions for their reuse.

CRITERION D:
Material selection
Rating
D1 Certified suppliers and products 3 points
D2 Recyclable materials or materials deriving from reuse
D3 Reuse of scenery materials 2 points
D4 Paper-based communication 1 points

Criterion description:

D1 CERTIFIED SUPPLIERS AND PRODUCTS

Requirements

For the construction of sets:
Option 1:
Use:

  • FSC or PEFC certified timber;
  • Ecolabel or Blauer Engel certified varnishes and paints;

Option 2:
Contact at least one supplier of scenery materials that has ISO 14001 or EMAS certification.

Observations and suggestions

Research all the information necessary concerning environmental certification with a view to finding the most ecological solution possible, preferably making use of local suppliers. Pay particular attention to the procedures for the disposal of materials, especially paints, varnishes and their containers.

Verification procedure

Option 1
Produce the originals or copies of:

  • a summary table of the supplies used for making scenery;
  • the corresponding invoices;
  • the corresponding environmental certifications, among those required.

Option 2
Produce the originals or copies of:

  • the invoices of the suppliers of certified scenery material;
  • the corresponding environmental certifications, among those required.

D2 RECYCLABLE MATERIALS OR MATERIALS DERIVING FROM REUSE

Requirements

Work together with firms and associations that offer scenery materials, props or costumes that are recycled or being reused, entering into an agreement for their supply or lease.

Observations and suggestions

Recycling and reuse are cornerstones of environmental sustainability. The use of recycled or reused set materials or objects and costumes can guarantee both ecological and economic savings.
Compliance with the criterion does not depend on the quantity or the percent- age of the recycled or reused scenery materials, props and costumes over the total amount of materials used by the production.

Verification procedure

Produce the originals or copies of:

  • the invoices and/or contracts and/or transport documents and/or written agreements showing the use of recycled or reused scenery materials, props and costumes;
  • in the case of recycled materials, evidence of the presence of the recycled components (technical data sheets or such);
  • in the case of reused materials, evidence of previous use.

D3 REUSE OF SCENERY MATERIALS

Requirements

At the end of a shoot, make the reusable scenery materials, made specifically for the production, available for further use by other parties who should collect them, and an agreement should be drawn up with the parties stipulating the release of these materials to them.

Observations and suggestions

At the end of a shoot, it will be necessary to decide what to do with materials that are still in good condition, favouring the ‘virtuous cycle’ of reuse and preventing them from becoming waste. To meet this criterion, only scenery materials made specifically by the production for the creation of a set (and therefore no hired costumes or vehicles, for example) should be considered.
Compliance with the criterion does not depend on the quantity or the percentage of the scenery materials, props and costumes to be reused, over the total amount of materials used by the production.

Verification procedure

Produce the originals or the copies of invoices and/or contracts and/or transport documents and/or written agreements that attest to the transfer of reusable props and scenery materials to parties that guarantee their reuse (should the pick-up not have occurred yet, produce a statement signed by the party in charge of the pick-up stating its commitment to the pick-up and the list of materials to be picked up).

D4 PAPER-BASED COMMUNICATION

Requirements

Reduce to a minimum paper-based communication.
For internal communications relative to daily agendas, journeys to be made with motor vehicles and any other useful information to be communicated to the crew members, resort to electronic communication, including also the email addresses of the GREEN FILM adopting entity in the electronic distribu- tion lists of the agendas and of all other notices.

Verification procedure

Document verification. Produce the originals or copies of the statement of the GREEN FILM adopting entity regarding the electronic distribution of the internal notices.
Verification on set. The purpose of the verification on set by the staff of the local Certifying body is to make sure the non-indispensable paper notices are not being used.

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