We aim to develop an event that benefits local communities and the local economy, whilst minimising the negative impact on the environment.
What that means in practice:
- Social impact: Working closely with communities is at the heart of what we do and we continually strive to ensure Manchester Day can have the best possible effects on local communities.
- Economic impact: Being careful with our resources in order to achieve this is fundamental to all that we do, where we strive to use local suppliers as much as possible and maximise the impact for the local economy.
- Environmental impact: Whilst we have a number of areas of good practice already, we are currently reviewing all aspects of our environmental performance in order to set targets for continual improvements.
Some of our previous sustainability achievements are:
- Over 50% of Manchester Day structures and costumes are reused or recycled
- Many items are stored and adapted for re-use each year, such as the wheel bases for moving structures within the Parade
- 98% of all parade entries have been pushed, walked, wheeled or cycled
- Recycling of water bottle waste from participants at start and finish point of Parade and in the squares
- Over 70,000 spectators generating an estimated £1.35 million in direct economic spend in the city that wouldn’t have happened if the parade was not taking place
- Over 2,500 individuals from around 100 community, voluntary and business groups took part
If you have any ideas on how we could improve sustainability at the Manchester Day Parade or any questions about the work we are currently doing, please get in touch.