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IMPALA and Julie’s Bicycle to launch indie label carbon calculator

By | Published on Thursday 7 October 2021


IMPALA and Julie’s Bicycle have announced that they are building the first bespoke carbon calculator for the independent label sector. The aim is to help independent music companies highlight where they can make changes in order to become carbon neutral and, eventually, carbon positive.

“A commitment to net zero carbon means taking full responsibility for our own environmental impacts, but collective action, at scale and speed, is what will really make the difference”, says Alison Tickell, CEO of sustainability charity Julie’s Bicycle. “This is the journey that the IMPALA membership has committed to, and we’re delighted to be supporting them”.

Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA, adds: “This is only the first step of a wider industry process. We thank our core group of supporting members who stepped up to help us get this off the ground. We invite others in the music sector to reach out if they would like to help us expand the project and collaborate on future ventures”.

IMPALA – the pan-European trade body for the independent sector – launched its climate charter earlier this year, setting out fifteen commitments that it is making to help the organisation itself, and its membership, become more environmentally sustainable. It aims for its membership to be carbon neutral by 2026.

The ultimate goal is to have a fully climate positive membership by 2030, that being where companies not only aim to become carbon neutral themselves, but also work to reduce the greenhouse emissions of other stakeholders in their supply chain.