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24-25 February 2021, ExCeL London

Sustainability & Business Travel Show

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Sustainability & Business Travel Show

Our pledge on sustainability and the environment

As an organiser we have become increasingly aware of our responsibility to reduce the negative impact of our everyday actions as well as our events.

By starting our journey into becoming a more sustainable and environmentally friendly, and by partnering with suppliers who are also in this journey, this is our pledge.

3-step plan

Awareness

Awareness

Action

Action

Change

Recycle

  • We pledge to reduce printing and consumables where possible

  • We pledge to work with suppliers who show the same commitment to the environment that we do

  • We pledge that our Sustainability Team meet each month to discuss new ways to improve our commitment and implement those changes throughout our business and events

Recycling and reusing

Some initiatives already in place:

  • Our venue sends zero waste to landfill; 98% of  waste at our events (coffee cups, sandwich packaging) is separated and recycled and the final 2% is used as waste for energy.

  • All of the paper we use for direct mail or leaflets is recycled or recyclable and is FSC or PEFC Certified. We no longer use polybags to send mail out in a bid to reduce our plastic waste.

  • The lanyards we supply are made from bamboo and bio-degradable. We will continue to provide collection points at the exit to the events to encourage recycling of lanyards so they can be reused.

  • Our showguides are printed on FSC approved paper and are recyclable. We are looking to move to apps for the Showguide to reduce this paper waste completely.

  • In our offices we recycle paper, plastics, bottles and food waste

 

Other initiatives

  • We will encourage visitors and exhibitors to our events to bring water bottle fill up at catering points for free to reduce plastic waste, and to bring a go-cup to avoid single-use coffee cups.

  • We pay a charge to the provider of our chauffeur transfer service for hosted buyers to carbon offset the service.

  • Uber, the official ground transport partner of the show, charge a Clean Air Fee per ride.

  • We will work with environmental charities to raise awareness and help with donations at our events were possible. For Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe we are partnering with the Woodland Trust and asking visitors and exhibitors to make a voluntary donation for those printing badges onsite instead of at home.


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