There are a number of key sustainability challenges that exist within the fine arts logistics industry. We believe we should do all we can to improve our performance and minimise our environmental impact.
With this in mind, we have started to monitor our carbon emissions to understand what’s driving them and work on ways we can reduce our impact on the environment.
We have published a CO2 report to serve as a record of Queen’s CO2 emissions and an outline of our Carbon Reduction Strategy.Carbon report (PDF)
We are continuously working towards becoming a more eco-friendly fine art logistics company, but there is always room for improvement.
Below are some of the main actions we are currently undertaking in order to meet our commitment to reducing our emissions by 50% by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement.
From the beginning of our journey we’ve made a decision to be as sustainable as we can. This is why we operate a paper-free office in addition to launching digital collection delivery notes for clients.
We aim to use packaging made from recyclable materials where possible. We have already switched to materials like biodegradable tape, recycled cardboard & polythene film, but there’s more to come.
We are using The Gallery Climate Coalition’s Carbon Calculator to complete our annual carbon audits. This also helps us to include CO2 comparisons on estimates to make carbon reporting for clients eaiser, whilst also highlighting the environmental benefits of considering alternative methods of transport, such as sea-freight.
We have actively taken the decision not to offset. Following the example set by The Gallery Climate Coalition, we continue to donate to strategic climate funds in order to fund systemic change, as recommended by the London School of Economics and Julie’s Bicycle.
The goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to at least below 2 degrees celsius by 2050.
We are currently in the process of trialling a number of new packaging materials which we hope to switch to this year.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve and considering introducing an electric fleet.