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Sustainability work

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In 2007, at the initiative of some of our interested employees, a small environmental group was formed that began looking at Cirkör’s operations from an environmental perspective and discussing environmental issues with the staff to inspire them and raise awareness. During 2010, work on an environmental policy and guide (user guide) began. It was completed in 2011. Since 2013, the environmental group consists of a permanent group of people that meet regularly and report to the steering group.

The circus is an inexhaustible toolbox for our artistic and educational efforts. It informs and inspires everything we do. Cirkör’s value-words Cocky Commitment, Quality Madness and Collective Individualism permeate our entire organization. Since our beginnings in 1995, educational pursuits have been as important to us as artistic ones. Cirkus Cirkör has worked in an investigative manner and been the driving force behind several social projects. We have brought the circus into collaborations with schools, elder care, people with functional diversity and youth groups. We have chiseled out tools and expertise that we employ in our daily activities.

Sustainability Report
A sustainability report is published yearly on this page and addresses the previous years’ activities. We base our sustainability measures on UN Global Compact 10 Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

Find out more about the guiding principles: www.unglobalcompact.org.

Climte offsetting
Cirkus Cirkör’ operations are founded on taking our performances on tour all over the world. This can entail a great deal of air travel, so the environmental group chose to focus on how to minimize the negative impact of this on the environment. A climate offset payment is made every time Cirkör fly to a destination. Cirkör uses the online tool at www.atmosfair.com to calculate fixed area compensation payments to destinations around the world. The climate offsetting is calculated per person with Stockholm as place of departure and the airport closest to the destination as place of arrival. The climate offsetting payment is split evenly between Cirkus Cirkör and the venue. For all other Cirkör related flights the compensation is paid in full by Cirkus Cirkör.

From 2017 Cirkör is compensating all air travel by the organization by investing in sun panels at ETC sun panel park. Cirkör enabled the set up of 103 sun panels in 2017 (250 W). The calculated climat compensation per panel is 3.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide during the 25 year life cycle. Link to ETC sun panel park (Swedish only): etcel.se/katrineholm.