As a leading event organiser we bring whole industries together which can advance sustainability – playing a role in educating and influencing behaviour with a large number of stakeholders.
Our events have an impact, and we are committed to minimising those that are negative whilst continually seeking ways to positively contribute to sustainable development.
Our approach is guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, prioritising those where we can have the greatest impact and demonstrating leadership through programming and content across our events.
Decarbonising the events industry, together.
We recognise urgent action is needed to address the climate emergency. That is why we are founding members of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge We commit to being Net Zero by 2040 and to make a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
In 2023 we will publish our pathway to net zero, setting out our reduction strategy with key milestones for all our shows. Given the complex nature of our supply chain and the emissions associated with a show, it is only by working together as an industry that we will be able to reduce our impact. We are building a company of net zero heroes to take action and ensure a sustainable future
Together, we are decarbonising our industry for the future of the planet.
Our events have a role to play in promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. We are committed to supporting productive activities, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encouraging the formalisation and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises through our face-to-face and digital platforms.
We do not tolerate slavery, forced labour, child labour or human trafficking in any form. We respect labour rights and work to provide a safe and secure work environment for all those involved in the delivery of our events, working constructively on these issues with our employees, suppliers, customers and other partners.
We want to ensure responsible consumption and production throughout the value chain of our events. Our priorities include eliminating single-use plastics and food waste at our events, water efficiency measures, waste reduction and recycling including the use of reusable events materials. We are committed to working with our suppliers and exhibitors to ensure sustainability is considered at all stages of an event and seek to select venues, suppliers and partners who demonstrate a responsible approach to managing their environmental impact.
We are committed to reducing our contribution to climate change by reducing the carbon intensity of our operations and by working in partnership with venues, suppliers, exhibitors and delegates to better understand and achieve emissions reductions across our industry.
We believe that our events have an important role to play in advancing understanding, debate and action across industries in support of the Goals. We are committed to inspiring action, fostering partnerships and demonstrating leadership through sustainability programming across our events.