Environmental Responsibility Statement

It is Fruitmarket’s policy to take action on climate change, reduce consumption of energy and production of waste through our own operations and the supply chain. We also aim to open up discussion about climate change through our programming and encourage our visitors and the people we work with to change their behaviours and commit to change.

Fruitmarket collects data on its energy and water use, waste and recycling, travel and transport so that we can monitor and manage our carbon impact. Each year we report to Creative Carbon Scotland on our emissions and our Carbon Management Plans.

Ethical and Sustainable Procurement Policy 

Our sustainable procurement policy is a framework whereby we meet our need for goods and services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a ‘whole life’ basis in terms of generating benefits not only for the organisation but also for society and the economy, while minimising damage to the environment.

Across all areas of our work, we check that suppliers of goods, services and funding meet recognised standards in environmental sustainability, social responsibility and good governance.

 Key Pledges

  • Programme – We will help people to think about the climate crisis with art and artists and will embed sustainable practices in the delivery of the programme
  • Operations – we will implement our Sustainable Procurement Policy and Environmental Action Plans to ensure that we operate sustainably and responsibly


In 2022-23 our total ‘carbon footprint’ from energy, water, waste, travel and transport was 86,532 CO2e. It is our target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 25% by 2026 and 50% by 2030 and work toward net zero by 2045.

  • 5,191 KgCO2e in 2023-24
  • 10,383 KgCO2e in 2024-25
  • 10,383 KgCO2e in 2025-26
    Image: Sarah Wood, Project Paradise, 2023. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Tom Nolan.

We are proud to have recieved Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC) Active Membership

Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC) is an international community of arts organisations working to reduce our sector’s environmental impacts. 

GCC’s primary goal is to facilitate a reduction of the sector’s CO2e emissions by a minimum of 50% by 2030, as well as promoting zero waste.

They develop and share best practice, provide leadership on sector specific environmental issues, and work to leverage the collective power of our membership to achieve systemic changes. As a registered charity, we do not operate for profit and all our tools and resources are provided free of charge. As a result GCC relies on voluntary donations to maintain operations.

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