Climate protection is currently one of the most important topics being discussed on the political stage. But not only there, also in social debates the question of how more sustainable living and working is possible is becoming more and more important.
Diesel generators, spotlights, fiery special effects, cameras, catering and crew accommodation – the production of film and TV productions is not only extremely resource-intensive, there are also numerous sources of emissions of harmful greenhouse gases, such as CO₂, on set. To reduce the ecological footprint of its productions, Vienna-based SATEL Film, one of the country’s leading film production companies, relies on a voluntary commitment. The standards set by the German label “green motion” include 21 measures, such as switching to green electricity at production facilities used for production, not using diesel generators for studio-based entertainment productions, or not flying domestically or internationally if the corresponding train journey takes less than five hours. In addition, more e- or hybrid cars are to be used, and power-saving LED headlights are to replace conventional light sources.
“We see Green Producing as the future standard of every film and TV production in Austria. As one of the country’s leading production companies, we want to set a good example and make our projects as sustainable as possible already today. In this way, we live up to our social responsibility not only in terms of content, but also in terms of ecological implementation. This voluntary commitment to standards that are very progressive by international standards is voluntary and not based on legal requirements. We accept the challenge to adapt our actions to the urgently needed ecological changes, because, what we do today, decides how we live tomorrow!” said SATEL Film Managing Director Heinrich Ambrosch.
Productions made in this way by SATEL Film can then be marked with the “green motion” label in the credits or on promotional material. In addition, the implementation of the “UZ 76” guideline of the Austrian Eco-Label for “Green Producing”, which is awarded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), is also targeted for 2023. In order to meet these guidelines, a “Green Producing” officer has been appointed. The productions are accompanied by external Green Consultants who are to monitor and implement the specific criteria required.
Green Producing Officer: Astrid Hauss
Green Consultant: Marion Rossmann