ExCeL London is offsetting all travel emissions generated by visitors attending The Meeting Show, the company announced as a commitment to sustainability and London Climate Action Week.
Held at the Royal Docks venue from June 29 to 30, this year's Meeting Show hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, marks its 10th edition with approximately 5,000 delegates in attendance. During the two-day event, ExCeL has been using an independent, third-party organisation to interview around 10% of attendees to ascertain their primary mode of transport when travelling to and from the event. Then, using official government carbon conversion factors, the team estimates total visitor emissions and the carbon impact generated. This figure will then be offset using ‘Gold Standard' carbon credits, which are a globally recognised, traceable programme supporting Verified Emission Reduction projects.
„We hope this year's Meeting Show has been the greenest yet.“
Natalie Sykes, ExCeL's sustainability manager who led the project, said: "Having recently signed the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge and been awarded the Sustainability Triple Crown for reducing our carbon footprint, our ESG Programme is an area we are very proud of here at ExCeL. With this week being London Climate Action Week, and with ExCeL hosting the flagship event Reset Connect, we wanted to do something impactful for The Meeting Show, especially with sustainability so high on the events industry's agenda right now."
She added: "With our electricity being 100% renewable and ExCeL having a zero waste-to-landfill policy, we hope this year's Meeting Show has been the greenest yet and the start of many more initiatives ExCeL has planned over the coming years."www.themeetingsshow.com