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Sustainability

This is incredibly important as it forms part of our civic responsibility to measure and reduce our carbon footprint, as well as deliver social impact and value.

Taking the right path

We have a clear commitment to taking a responsible and sustainable path in the way we operate and educate. We actively reduce our waste and energy usage as well as our carbon footprint.

We support and encourage diversity and inclusion and promote understanding and collaboration. We take steps to measure and increase our social impact, which enables us to deliver our civic responsibilities and commitments.

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Small changes make a big difference Our role in the University’s sustainable strategy is to deliver responsible events that make a big impact, without costing the earth. Here are just a few ways that we’re helping to make a difference.

Living sustainably

Encouraging our teams and guests to travel responsibly, using electric vehicles or public networks.

Reducing waste

Serving and merchandising food in a way that meets the need, as well as recycling food and coffee grounds.

Promoting plant based

Offering low carbon, locally sourced and dairy-free alternatives on all event menus.

Reducing plastic

Removing all plastic packaging delivered to site as well as single-use bottles across our retail estate.

Saving trees

Reducing paper consumption through digital event packs and online maps.

Cutting emissions

Reducing client travel with virtual show-rounds and meetings.

Our commitment

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we’re working towards ISO 20121 accreditation. Created by the International Organisation for Standards (ISO), this is a voluntary international standard for sustainable event management. We hope to have achieved this by summer 2022.

Through ISO 20121, we are:

  • Learning to manage the associated social, economic and environmental impacts of our events and conferences.
  • Working with teams across the University to improve sustainability throughout our entire event management cycle and supply chains.
  • Building a better understanding of sustainability to ensure your event is sustainable from start to finish.
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