Our third annual Environmental Impact Report details the progress we have made to date as we move towards our SBTi-validated commitment to reduce our carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. The growth of our sea freight container service with our partner Crozier as a sustainable alternative to air shipments, the launch of new packaging for our Luxury products, energy efficiency certifications in our buildings and a renewed focus on lower carbon impact travel and publishing are just some of the initiatives underway. In collaboration with the Gallery Climate Coalition, we raised £5.7M in 2021/2022 for ClientEarth to advocate for climate action.
Our progress to date:
- 1 million fewer printed catalogues in 2020-2021
- Emissions from printing down 84%
- Where possible, all catalogues are made from recycled post–consumer waste pulp, we use only vegetable-based inks, any laminates are biodegradable and binding glues are recyclable and non-toxic.
- We only work with printers that have the highest environmental standards, and print as close to our markets as possible to reduce distribution emissions.
- Wherever possible, switching to sea freight from air freight to reduce carbon emissions
- Testing more sustainable and reusable packing material, such as the curb-recyclable EARTHCRATE ™
- Testing processes to track and reuse existing crates
- Reducing unnecessary shipments through more efficient technology and processing
- Working with suppliers to drive change
- Using technology to reduce business travel
- Shifting to renewable energy across all Christie’s buildings
- Undertaking a programme of capital works to bring Christie’s buildings up to BREEAM/LEED certification
- We are an Active Member of the Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC)