Below is a list of policies currently adopted by the Valletta 2018 Foundation:
Valletta 2018 Disability Inclusion Policy
The aim of this policy is to ensure that persons with disability are fully included in the run up to, and throughout, Valletta 2018: European Capital of Culture’s Cultural Programme. The policy aims to ensure that all visitors and participants are provided with physical and informational access to all events on the cultural programme, and access to the publicity and marketing material that is developed around them. It is also designed to include and promote the participation of Maltese persons with disability in activities pertaining to the Valletta 2018 cultural programme. The policy is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, and the Foundation will strive to ensure its implementation in collaboration with its key stakeholders and partners in the public and private sectors.
The Valletta 2018 Foundation commits to making the most of the presence of the Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) on its Board of Governors, and will work closely with the Commission at both the planning and the implementation phase.
Valletta 2018 Sustainability Policy
The Valletta 2018 Foundation are taking their sustainability efforts seriously. Coined “Beyond 2018 – Leaving a Legacy” this element of Valletta 2018 aims to enable the Foundation to not only conduct themselves and the programme of events within a framework designed around sustainability, but also to bring in solutions that remain in use beyond 2018.
Engaging a sustainability consultant to facilitate their process, they have been working internally for the last year with focus groups and department sessions to bring together two sustainability policies:
1. An inhouse sustainability policy – to help them walk the talk
2. An event sustainability policy – for the programme of events that will make up the European Capital of Culture programme.
Working alongside Global Green Events, they have set some clear pillars for the sustainability initiatives. Focused around “transparency” and “authenticity”, Valletta 2018 will be aiming to meet as many of the points of the policy at each event while encouraging the community to work with the Foundation to do better.
The system is based on a transparent approach to sustainability where individual events will then be promoting the points of the policy they have managed to achieve based on budget, venue limitations and supplier availability.
The initiatives will be featured on multiple platforms to encourage engagement and Valletta 2018 asks all those involved, from the organizers to the venue to the participants of the events, to come together to make them a success! In this way, we can truly leave a legacy beyond 2018!
The policy will be implemented for all inhouse events and will be used as guidelines for collaborator events. Endorsement event applications gain extra weight for considering eco-friendly measures.
The policies require national suppliers and service providers to step more towards eco-friendly solutions, so suppliers who wish to be listed on the “environmental supplier list” are asked to contact: Gayle Murphy on [email protected].