Present Communications achieves certification to ISO 20121:2012 Sustainable Event Management

Present have achieved certification to ISO 20121:2012 Sustainable Event Management in relation to its work as a supplier to the events industry, supplying technology and support to the live events, experiential and broadcast sectors. ISO20121:2012 provides a recognised framework for sustainable event management. Present has prioritized sustainability since its inception almost 20 years ago as […]

Sustainability chops – how green is festival thinking

Time hasn’t been kind to the climate change ‘tipping point’ of 20 years ago. We have tipped. And the world is a furious place, wars and pandemics kicking containment ambitions across the tracks, across the continents.  While UK politicians bend interpretations of ‘climate-neutral’ to the wants of archaic media outlets and fickle voters, Claire O’Neill, […]

15Hatfields calls for bold and ambitious sustainability legislation 

With the general election taking place this Thursday, Warren Campbell, the general manager of London’s leading sustainable events venue, 15Hatfields, is calling for bold long-term policies from whichever party secures the national vote.   No matter who is elected on the 4 July, it’s essential that the government takes a long-term approach to help increase the […]

Rubbish Acts: 5.5 million cigarette butts will be littered at UK festivals this summer

Keep Britain Tidy has revealed that an estimated 5.5 million cigarette butts are expected to be littered during this summer’s 30 biggest festivals***. While cigarette litter is an ever present problem, the issue is exacerbated at festivals due to increased smoking rates – smokers in the UK, on average will smoke 8.8 cigarettes when at […]

BMA House launches complimentary event carbon calculator tool

BMA House, an award-winning, sustainable venue, has announced its latest initiative to support clients understanding of the carbon emissions associated with the events they hold, as they transition to net zero. In collaboration with Planet Mark, BMA House now offers a complimentary carbon calculator tool designed to estimate the emissions associated with holding events at the venue. The Planet […]

Lime Venue Portfolio and Stress Matters launch Neurodiversity Toolkit

Lime Venue Portfolio and Stress Matters have expanded their partnership with the launch a new Neurodiversity Toolkit at The Meetings Show this week. The guide has been created using the expertise of Stress Matters, and as part of Lime Venue Portfolio’s own strategy of ‘Betterment’ across the industry. The Toolkit is already being rolled out […]

National pilot prioritises sustainability for festivals and events

60 festivals are taking part in a pioneering project to establish a green events code of practice across England. Creative climate non-profit Julie’s Bicycle, host of festival industry project Vision: 2025, is collaborating with ten local authorities and more than 60 festivals to test how a Green Events Code of Practice (GECoP) can be adopted […]

Sustainable Gastronomy Day: How The QEII Centre puts sustainability at the heart of its catering

On Sustainable Gastronomy Day, Danilo Barbagallo, Executive Chef at QEII Taste at leading London conference and events centre, The QEII Centre, discusses his planet-friendly approach to event catering, and explains how this is helping the venue’s catering arm progress its pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. Seasonal shifts We’ve recently brought out our spring/ summer menus, and because […]

AIM Group International publishes its first Sustainability Report

SustAIMability at the forefront, with a wide range of actions to promote the commitment to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. AIM Group International, a global leader in conferences, events and communications, is proud to announce the publication of its first Sustainability Report for 2023. This report marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to environmental, social, […]

PCMA Convening Leaders 2024 achieves Sustainable Event Standards Certification

PCMA’s annual event receives Silver Level Certification in its first year participating in the Events Industry Council’s program The Events Industry Council announced today that Convening Leaders 2024 (CL24), EIC member PCMA’s flagship education and networking event for the global business events industry, achieved Silver Level Certification to EIC’s Sustainable Event Standards. EIC’s standards provide event […]