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Environmental Policy

Sage Gateshead is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our building. Our staff representative body, the Green Team, have led organisation-wide green initiatives, including: regular ‘no lift days’; introduction of communal recycling points in offices; promoting phone and web conferencing for meetings; using Fairtrade or local suppliers wherever possible; installing an electric car point; free Metro usage for ticket holders and using e-media to reduce printed materials – and achieved industry standard certification from Julie’s Bicycle for our work in that area.

Green Team

Sage Gateshead’s Green team is made up of representatives from throughout the company who work to create and carry out initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of everything we do, and to make the future of what we do more sustainable. We’ve worked to reduce the amount of energy we use, reduce waste, raise awareness of environmental issues, and put forward ideas for the future.

Industry Green

We are proud to have achieved the 2 Star Industry Green award from Julie’s Bicycle. Julie’s Bicycle work with over 1000 arts organisations across the UK and internationally to help them measure, manage and reduce their environmental impact. More details here.

NGCV Green campaign

Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Venues is a group of venues comprising Baltic, Centre for Life, Dance City, Live Theatre, Northern Stage, Sage Gateshead, Seven Stories, Theatre Royal, Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums and Tyneside Cinema.

The NGCV Green Campaign is a joint effort by staff at these venues to make a positive difference to the environment, as well as to engage artists and the public in being green and raising awareness and encouraging responsible activities. For more information about NGCV, click here.


We are proud to have been one of the first organisations to sign up for 10:10 pledging to cut our carbon emissions by 10% in a year, and to be the first venue in the North East to achieve the Julie’s Bicycle certification programme standard, Industry Green – acknowledging our environmentally responsible business practices. In late 2012 we were awarded 2 Star Industry Green certification and this was renewed in 2013. For more details about Julie’s Bicycle, a non profit organisation working to make sustainability intrinsic to the arts industries, visit their website.

Reducing energy consumption

We have made consistent reductions in energy consumption – our Energy Display Certificate confirms our comparative energy efficiency. In a partnership with other NewcastleGateshead cultural venues we share data and information through SMEasure aiding Oxford University’s research into organisational energy consumption, used to inform governmental policy, investment and programmes in the reduction of energy use and emissions.

We are committed to continually improving our green policies and are proud to share our aims and achievements. Our current Environmental Policy Statement and Energy Display Certificate are available to view and download in the menu to the left.