We’re delighted to announce that the nation’s most watched soap, Coronation Street, has scooped the inaugural Film and Television award at the tenth Observer Ethical Awards. Coronation Street has continued to lead the industry in producing a television drama of the highest quality with the lowest possible environmental impact. The award win came shortly after the programme received its three star albert+ certification, the highest possible score.
On the 10th August 2015, Coronation Street’s sustainability achievements hit the nation’s screens when the end credits featured the albert+ logo for the very first time.
This is a very special and important award, one which we are all very proud to receive. Coronation Street has strived to improve the sustainability of every element of the production from how we power our site, to how we encourage electronic working for scripts and paperwork, to how we minimise waste and recycle wherever possible, to how we produce food, source costumes, and create sets. Kieran Roberts, Executive Producer, Coronation Street
Our judges were bowled over by Coronation Street’s commitment and energy to greening TV and film production. From salvaging cobbles for the new set to LED studio lighting and renewable energy, to pioneering a carbon literacy programme for staff Corrie, is taking responsibility across every department and doesn’t shy away from covering these issues on screen either. Many organisations are still saying, ‘why should we change’ – at ITV’s Corrie they’re saying, ‘why shouldn’t we lead this debate!’ That’s the spirit we love at the awards. Lucy Siegle, founder of The Observer Ethical Awards