Environmental Responsibility

Delight acknowledges the connection between the climate and other environmental crises that threaten the current and future lives of millions of people around the world. Delight is committed to being an environmentally responsible charity and recognises its responsibilities to work to reduce its carbon and environmental footprints.

Our aims will develop and become refined as our organisational knowledge and understanding of how we can create a positive impact on the environment increases. At this current moment in time, we remain committed to reducing our impact on the environment in the following ways:

 

Responsible Procurement

Delight will make responsible procurement choices through a combination of research, forward planning, supplier engagement, questioning new and existing suppliers about their environmental credentials, and regular evaluation of our resources, suppliers and delivery methods.

Educate and Activate

Delight will listen and learn from others in the sector, including our colleagues at the National Trust, to better understand the steps needed to become an environmentally responsible, carbon neutral organisation. We will ensure our decisions support wider strategy.

Environmental Messaging

Working with our established arts partners we will embed meaningful creative environmental messaging into our programmes. Going forward, we will collaborate with external evaluators to measure the impact of this messaging on children and teachers and refine our programmes as needed.

Operational Changes

Like most organisations the global pandemic changed how we worked. Prior to the pandemic we already offered home working to reduce individual travel. Post pandemic we have reduced external face to face meetings by 40% and will reflect on this percentage change annual.

Delight maintains a publicly available environmental policy that is available on request. This policy is communicated to all persons working for, on behalf of, or in partnership with Delight. To request our policy please contact us.