We recognise the ESG impact we can deliver through our partnerships, and this will be at the heart of this year’s event
“Our fantastic supply chain partners have been exceptionally receptive to our drive for increased diversity. This has resulted in exciting new partnerships and provided new opportunities for both ourselves and our clients. Over the coming year we plan to strengthen the relationships with our supply chain even further and to work with our partners to provide exciting improvements and innovation in the ESG space.”
President & Chair of the GWS EMEA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee
We continue to deliver a carbon neutral event. We will be requesting travel information for all attendees. Last year we planted over 130 trees in addition to offsetting the estimated carbon, each year we commit to doing the same, ensuring we are leaving a lasting positive impact.
Single Use Plastic and Paper Reduction
We are encouraging all suppliers to closely consider the environmental and social impact of their exhibition stand and any additional materials and equipment they choose to bring.
Diverse Supply Chain
We’re transforming our procurement practices to ensure more of our billion-pound budget is used to drive economic growth and impact in underrepresented communities in the UK. We’re also using our position in the market to build awareness of the importance and benefits of an inclusive supply chain in the wider B2B environment. A number of our diverse suppliers will be showcasing their businesses at our event this year.
As a founding member of the Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Corporate Challenge, we are committed to working with Social Enterprises that invest their profits in environmental and social missions. A number of our Social Enterprise partners are supporting us in delivering this event across catering, event logistics, videography, marketing materials.
Food & Drink
We are working with our catering partner to ensure the food and drink offered throughout the event, is low carbon, locally sourced wherever possible, including more plant based options and served on recyclable products. Carbon emissions associated to each dish will be available on the app.