Considering the environmental impact of audiovisual productions, the Rolling Green accreditation was developed to recognize eco friendly productions in Quebec. It is intended for film sets that wish to undertake and have recognized a sustainable development approach. The objective of the project is to promote and encourage the implementation of eco friendly practices in audiovisual productions. To obtain the Rolling Green accreditation, productions must implement a series of eco-responsible measures on their set and be able to demonstrate the actions taken.
Here are three levels of accreditation:
Level 1: self-declaration and form.
The commitment level
– It is a self declaration
– The production must implement at least twelve (12) environmentally responsible actions from a pre-established list (descriptive evidences are required).
The form, which lists all the requirements you need to meet to validate your Level 1 accreditation, can be downloaded in advance. It is recommended that you use this form at the pre-production stage to facilitate planning throughout the production process.
Level 2 and 3: audit and visit on set.
Level 2: The Performance level
– Includes a document audit.
– You must select the actions implemented on your production from a pre-established list. Each action allows you to accumulate points. Forty-five (45) points are required to qualify.
– You will have to give proof of the actions taken (photos, invoices, etc.)
Level 3: The Excellence level
– Includes a document audit and a visit to the site.
– You must select the actions implemented on your production from a pre-established list. Thus, each action allows you to accumulate points. Eighty-five (85) points are required to qualify.
– You must show proofs of the taken actions (photos, invoices, etc.) and a visit will be scheduled to validate everything.
The choice of level should be made early in the accreditation process. In fact, it is best to start the process in pre-production, as this makes planning easier. Then, you can submit your file when the shooting is over and the file is completed. Then, it is submitted to an independent committee of environmental and audiovisual experts for deliberation. Finally, in the last step, the committee examines the evidence and, after analyzing the file, decides if the level is granted.
Eligible projects for accreditation:
|Type of project||Accreditation program to be used|
|Feature film or short fiction*, regardless of the distribution platform||Rolling Green Accreditation|
|Episodic content (series) of fiction, magazine and variety*, regardless of the distribution platform||Rolling Green Accreditation|
|Documentary*, regardless of the distribution platform||Rolling Green Accreditation|
|Advertising in audiovisual format*, regardless of the delivery platform||Rolling Green Accreditation|
|Recorded face-to-face event - Capture for a traditional audiovisual broadcasting platform or for VOD|
Ex: Comedy show filmed for television
|Rolling Green Accreditation|
|In-person event - Live or recorded webcast||Classification in Responsible Event Management
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|Hybrid event recorded - Capture for the web broadcasted live or deferred||Classification in Responsible Event Management
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|Recorded virtual event - Live or recorded webcast||There is no accreditation or certification program at this time. This table will be updated if the situation changes.|
*Note: Only live-action shoots are eligible for the Rolling Green accreditation. Do you have an environmentally responsible animation project? Contact us to obtain support or have your efforts recognized.
Terms and conditions
There is no fee to submit your application for the Commitment level.
For the Performance and Excellence levels, the cost is $200 + 5% administration fees + tx (not refundable). It includes a follow-up with a team of environmental experts to answer your questions and help you submit your application.
For more information and to submit your application, contact