Sustainability is very close to our hearts. Here we show you our engagement and progress with the topic.
Founding & Vision
Sustainability was a key motivation for Justus to found fast forward classical and one of the most important reasons for Dorothea to join him. Our vision is an environmentally friendly, diverse and inclusive classical music industry and we are actively working towards it.
As a first step, we held ourselves accountable by signing these two declarations:
In order to get an overview of the environmental impact of fast forward classical, we are currently working on calculating our carbon footprint. We are collecting data on all our activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions in order to subsequently measure our environmental footprint and get a status quo of our work. This accounting will show us areas where we need to improve and reduce our emissions. Of course, we already strive to work in a low-emission way: we avoid air travel whenever possible, cycle to our paperless office in the ecologically and socially engaged Werkhof in Hamburg Ottensen and both of us eat a vegetarian diet. But there are always so-called hotspots that you can work on, and we hope to be able to identify and improve these with a CO2 balance sheet.
Based on our current carbon footprint, we want to develop a sustainability strategy for fast forward classical in order to reduce our emissions and to be able to manage our goals. However, sustainability is not only purely ecological; we also have to act accordingly in economic and social terms. Be it an account with an ethical bank or a diverse artist roster, there are many fields of action in and measures with which one can make a difference. We will publish our sustainability strategy here as soon as it is ready.
Together you are less alone - this is also, or especially, true for sustainability. We welcome partners who support gender-equal and diverse representation on and off stage, question their own environmental impact and promote inclusion. Here, too, we are already working on collaborations to accelerate the extensive goal of a sustainable cultural industry, more on that later.