In 1994, the environment at Roskilde Festival became the object of an environmental survey for the first time. In connection with this an actual environmental policy containing four main strategies was defined:
- Use of resources must be reduced as much as possible
- Environmental friendly products must be used when technically and financially possible, and to the extent that they do not represent any health hazard
- The festival must aim at a maximum level of waste recycling
- Utmost consideration must be paid to security - and the audience’s and volunteers’ health conditions
The Environmental Group at Roskilde Festival ensures that this policy is carried out in all areas. Also Roskilde Festival is continuously improving certain focus areas such as sanitary conditions, waste sorting and the deposit system. Furthermore, initiatives are making Roskilde Festival greener – these include the use of eco-labelled cleaning products and organic dairy products in the food stalls.
In the course of time, Roskilde Festival has launched many environmental improvements. Some of which have turned out to be environmentally ineffective when analysed in the annual environmental survey. Other environmental improvements have been positive and are now an integrated part of the festival experience.