French collective EcoProd has been more proactive in supporting the local manufacturing industry.
Launched in 2009 by the Ile-de-France Film Commission, in partnership with the social protection group Audiens and French Television, among others, EcoProd restructured itself earlier this month, moving from Collective partnership to nonprofit association open to all industry members.
EcoProd project manager Alissa Aubenque said: “We felt it was really necessary to have an association to unify all businesses. “We wanted to capture the breadth of the industry, whatever the sector, and guide them through the ecological transition.”
Indeed, in the world of manufacturing in Paris, change is taking place. The city has banned some smaller on-site generators and will phase out larger ones throughout the year. From 2024, all diesel vehicles will also be banned within Paris city limits, forcing rental companies to invest in electric vehicles and city planners to consider a A viable shuttle system for transporting materials from suburban parking lots to the city center.
For its part, EcoProd wants to prepare local employees and technicians for the next shift, and will introduce new training seminars and workshops throughout the year. Lessons will range from a two-day workshop on best practices on set and one on carbon computing, to longer, three-week programs that train so-called “ecological references” on basically professional sustainability custodians.
Aubenque, who pointed out a new plan from CNC Mandatory carbon accounting in all production by 2023. “So that’s also a big change and people will need to be trained in how to use existing tools and develop tools. new to help with production.”
Among the recent successes, Aubenque points to the recent production of Banijay”Germ(Pictured), hired EcoProd-trained green manager Pauline Gil to oversee the series in northern France. But Aubenque says there’s still work to be done.
“We need a standard production, something that we can aim to be exemplary,” says Aubenque. “One of our projects this year was to come up with that definition and those criteria, and then celebrate the best projects with a certain brand.”
“We wanted to move the conversation forward,” she continued. “Currently, eco-production is very fiction-focused, so we want to expand our practice to documentaries, animation and commercials. We’re enrolling new members, so our goal for next year is to continue bringing in new companies to propel this sector forward. ”
https://variety.com/2022/global/global/sustainability-ecoprod-1235166969/ EcoProd helps Paris become green