SUSTAINABILITY NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

 
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has an Energy Management System to the Exhibition Centre which includes CO2 monitoring; a collaboration with 13 Melbourne organisations to build a wind farm that offsets the 20,000sqm expansion with renewable energy. MCEC has reduced its carbon emissions since 2015 by 16% during a period of 68% revenue growth. Also, diversion from landfill has increased from 40% to 70%.
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Sprintr by AV1 sits under the umbrella of AV1; currently the only AV company in the world to be a Certified B Corporation. The certification recognises businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability to balance profit and purpose. Nathan Murray, Director of Operations & Sustainability at AV1 has championed sustainability and inclusivity in the industry and was instrumental in AV1 becoming a B Corporation.
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AFI Branding, a supplier of fabric signage solutions, has launched a sustainability initiative, the first of its kind in the Australian signage industry. From 1st August 2019, AFI Branding, in partnership with BlockTexx, offers a fabric takeback scheme where all fabric printed by AFI Branding can now be directly returned for recycling. Through the program, AFI and Blocktexx aim to divert 100 tonnes of fabric from retail in the first year alone.
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Coleman Group have initiated a ‘Sustainability Commitment’ that aims to prevent the depletion of natural resources, with the goal of maintaining ecological balance. They have devised ten practices to progress the business from that of a Linear Economy, into a Circular Economy where all material (including general waste) are either Reused, Recycled or Repurposed.
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ICC Sydney has been recognised for their sustainable operations in a new global report and online database released by UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. 20 global submissions were accepted including three from ICC Sydney – the most of any venue.
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Moreton Hire is dedicated to investment in more sustainable solutions for the events and exhibitions industry. Its goal is to ultimately make their hire business completely ‘recycling’ driven. With their signage suppliers, Moreton Hire has introduced a new signage substrate. This initiative is being trialled at three shows over the next months. All fascia signs at these exhibitions will be made from paper-based substrates – an innovative product that is both made of recycled product and is recyclable on-site at the exhibitions after use.
 
Informa has been recognised among the world’s most responsible and sustainable large businesses in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), a series of leading benchmarks that measure the economic, environmental, governance and social performance of companies globally. For the second year running, the Group has been included in the DJSI World Index and the DJSI Europe Index, both highly competitive rankings of the most sustainable companies in the world and companies headquartered in Europe.
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