Why should I start a draft footprint?
You need to start a draft footprint in pre-production. A draft is important as it helps you see which areas of the production are likely to have the highest carbon impact. You can use your budget (where possible) or data from a previous series.
We don’t expect the data you submit here to be completely accurate but by completing a draft footprint you’ll see which areas of the production are likely to have the largest impact (e.g. if you have a high travel footprint, can you switch from flights to train journeys?)
By completing a draft footprint, you’ll become aware of the information you need to collect for the final footprint and which members of the crew and other departments you’ll need to engage with. Remember, you will need to input data for the whole production period including pre and post-production. When you’ve finished the draft footprint you can download it and share it with the rest of the team. If you want to compare the draft footprint with the final, you will have to download it before you start finalising the footprint.
How do I finalise a footprint?
During production, or as you wrap, you will need to amend the draft footprint entries with the final data. If there is something that was not included in the draft footprint you can amend, add or delete.
Once you’re happy that the entries are correct you should finalise each one and then submit. Make sure to contact the production’s reviewer if you want them to check it before submitting.
Once you have submitted the footprint, albert will audit it to make sure everything looks correct and get back to you within 10 working days.
What does each 'footprint status' mean?
Not Started: The footprint has been created but no data has been entered.
In Progress: Data has been entered into the footprint but not all entries have been finalised.
Ready to Submit: All forms have been finalised and the footprint can be submitted
Submitted for Audit: Finalised forms have been submitted to albert
Amendments Required: albert has asked for clarification on a submitted footprint. The user needs to log in and amend it based on the comments left by the auditor
Complete: No further action on the footprint is needed. You may need to forward confirmation of the completed footprint to the production’s broadcaster or funder if they require it.
Overdue: The production’s footprint hasn’t been submitted after the end of post-production date
What about co-productions?
If you’re co-producing, you will have the option to invite the other company to also edit the production’s footprint. Their admin will receive a request to assign users to the production. From this stage on, both companies will have access to the footprint.