The sustainable Committee wants to reach ambitious goals
Sustainability reaches far beyond its traditional borders of protecting the Earth. Sustainability is an official goal and engagement of the international community – signed up on COP 21, going with strong policies on our main business places.
In Europe, for instance, the EU non-financial reporting obligation is effective since the begin of 2017.
The Sustainability Committee was founded in Istanbul, grew into a dynamic group in La Grande Motte, and hopes to be able to do more in Chicago to maintain positive strengths and develop a constructive program for our members.
We had great stories…
Let’s share more ones throughout the year!
We have our IFES Label that we use in our internal and external communication around sustainability. We aim to share amazing projects, clever solutions, best practices with our members and partners.
A few highlights of the sustainable program
Better than yesterday, less than tomorrow…
The IFES congress, our yearly main event, will become, for at least the coming three years, a living showcase of implementing sustainability and CO2 reporting in the event industry.
Our goal: Involve and train our members to Impact measuring and CO2 tracking
By using ECOLOGES we will focus on accurate and meaningful figures and arguments, making understand that sustainability is much more than a concept!
A shared commitment
To involve every conventioneer into the “Green Revolution” of La grande Motte, we asked every participant to sign the Charte of IFES Sustainability Commitment, accepting the following items:
- Encourage local integration
- Promote best practices and inform about it, in order to provide a legacy to the event industry
- Limit the environmental impact of the congress
Green Events brought its expertise in this project, explaining the global certification ISO 20121, the audience representing our industry was solicited to bring its experience and opinion.
Sustainability as a driver
France is candidate for the 2025 World Exposition and sustainability will be one of the main items! We invite you to discover the project and to get some insights about the main challenges for the involved teams and partners.
Our annual Meeting at the World Summit
IFES Sustainable starter is new at the World Summit
On Wednesday morning, at 10.00 am, our convention will start with a program we call Sustainable starter. This is a 2,5 hour session on current developments on Sustainability issues in our industry. All of you who are interested in this topic are more than welcome to join this session.
IFES Walk / Run for Sustainability
On Thursday and Friday morning we will start our day with some healthy activities: A half hour walk / run along Lake Michigan. So, do not forget to bring your running shoes and sports dress.
Learn more about us or better, join us:
The Sustainable Committee
Sophie Chénel: [email protected]
Gabriela Künzli: [email protected]
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