It is important that we protect the planet and the people that live here. These are the commitments you can expect from us.
Paper free events
We will be rapidly working to change the behaviours about the use of paper at events. We will encourage the use of QR codes to enable delegates to access event resources online. We will also be asking delegates the format they would like event materials, to ensure that delegates requiring particular colour contrasts have their access needs met.
No single use Plastic
We will be ensuring event resources are recyclable and we will be cutting down on single use plastic at events. We will be writing this requirement into venue specifications.
Free sustainable journey planning
We will be offering sustainable journey planning tools within our event information for all event delegates to get to our venues. We will be encouraging delegates to use public transport, cycle and walk to our events.
Reducing food waste by not over-catering
We will be working hard as part of our marketing and in the registration process to ensure our delegate numbers are accurate and the right amount of food is available on the day. Wherever possible we will also give any left-over food to homeless people in the local area.
Increasing natural light
Natural light allows you to concentrate and stay awake much more than artificial lighting. We will write into all of our venue specifications that natural lighting is required to cut down on the use of electricity.
Reducing meat & dairy foods
Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the most effective to reduce our environmental impact, we will increase our non-meat and dairy-free food options at events.
Using small and local suppliers for our events
This both allows us to help new start-ups, social enterprises and smaller businesses, but also reduces the distance our suppliers travel, cutting down on emissions.
Accessible for All
We will ensure all venues we work with are accessible and wherever there are barriers to the venue a solution is identified that does not exclude anyone.
Being empathetic when providing support
We will train our staff and expect venues to train staff to be empathetic and confident when providing assistance to delegates with all types of accessibility needs.
We will create a quiet room at our events
Events can be overwhelming so having a quiet room creates a comfortable space.
We will educate
We will adapt and evolve our commitments as we learn, we will also use our events during the planning, on the day and post event to educate our delegates about how they can be more socially conscious.
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