IMPALA Unveils Carbon Calculator for Indie Music Companies

    HomeMusicIMPALA Unveils Carbon Calculator for Indie Music Companies

    IMPALA Unveils Carbon Calculator for Indie Music Companies

    IMPALA, the European organization that represents 6,000 independent music companies spread across 30 countries, unveiled new plans to “build new climate literacy” on Thursday (Sept. 8) with the goal of helping its members reduce their carbon footprints. The initiative is co-funded by the European Union.

    This is the latest step in IMPALA’s sustainability program, which aims to make the independent sector carbon positive by 2030. IMPALA members will now have access to best-practices training and the use of a carbon calculator that can help them track the climate impact of their energy and water use at the office, their commuting, their business travel and their manufacturing and distribution efforts.

    “Carbon accounting should be as simple as possible and accessible to all companies across Europe,” Horst Weidenmüller, chair of IMPALA’s sustainability task force and CEO of !K7, said in a statement. “That’s why we built the first bespoke carbon calculator for independent music companies with Julie’s Bicycle [a non-profit company that works to help arts and culture organizations act sustainably].”

    In a statement, Helen Smith, IMPALA’s executive chair, added that the project “will serve as a good basis for further climate projects on a more comprehensive scale and with the appropriate support from EU bodies, on the policy-making level and the financial level as well.”

    IMPALA launched its sustainability program in April 2021, rolling out a 15-point charter that encouraged members to “transparently monitor and report [their] own climate impacts,” “work with digital music services to assess and reduce carbon footprint” and “explore collective offsetting solutions for the sector,” among other things. The fourth point on the charter was “develop carbon reporting tool for members” to “disclose aggregate statistics.”

    “Acting early isn’t just a climate question,” Weidenmüller noted in 2021 — “it avoids disruption and carbon taxes.”

    “Our guidance for members sets out common-sense steps that a company can take voluntarily and expand afterwards if needed,” Smith added at the time. “Many of the issues can’t be solved by members acting on their own, but a collective approach will make the difference.”

    Read The Full Article Here

    Must Read

    The TikTok-Famous Zombie Face Mask Exceeds the Hype, Delivering 8
    Eerie Similarities To Gabby Petito! Woman Goes Missing During Cross-Country
    Landon Barker Is Into Feet
    Robin Wright, 57, Goes Makeup Free In Black Leggings After
    Why Is HBO Max Becoming Max?
    RUBY GILLMAN TEENAGE KRAKEN “Giant Krakens Vs Evil Mermaids” :
    Spider-Verse Recap: What To Know About ‘Into the Spider-Verse’
    SPIDER MAN ACROSS THE SPIDER VERSE “Spot Enters Venom’s World”
    TV Offal Episode 2
    Watch Vanderpump Rules Online: Season 10 Episode 16
    Marriage Story | Official Trailer
    CBS Wins Ratings for Season: Canceled ‘East New York’ Among
    Four Tet, Skrillex, and Fred Again
    Wrestler Roderick Strong Makes AEW Debut to Killswitch Engage Classic
    slowthai charged with two counts of rape
    Taylor Swift Fans Are in Shambles Over ‘You’re Losing Me’
    36 Iconic 1980s Fashion Moments We Never Want to Forget
    All the Dazzling Oscars Beauty Looks That Knocked Our Socks
    Queen Charlotte Hair: A Tale of Natural Hair and Royalty
    Steph Shep Talks Celebrating Asian Fashion Designers on the Red
    U.S. can avoid default in July if Treasury can make
    LGBTQ+ group suspends Bud Light maker’s rating over handling of
    Magic Eden will pay you to buy and sell Solana
    Fed Governor Philip Jefferson named as new vice chair to
    Big Sean
    The Weeknd
    Doja Cat