At Questex, we have taken a pledge to improve our environmental and social impact by developing a corporate policy that aims to maximize the good in what we do whilst we reduce our environmental footprint. As each event, venue and destination are unique; we work with our partners, sponsors, vendors and delegates to craft a sustainability commitment to match local needs and opportunities. We welcome your ideas on how we can continue to improve.

 

MR&H sustainability commitments

Our sustainability commitments include:

  • Promoting debate around sustainability issues and how to address them in the conference programme
  • Offering a Sustainability Hub where delegates can share their sustainability commitments and pledges to inspire their colleagues using the #SustainableMRH tag
  • Working with the Hilton Athens to implement their environmental commitments at the event
  • Minimising the amount of waste generated by the event by aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle materials where possible
  • Reducing the need for print collateral by encouraging use of The MR&H App amongst delegates and using digital communications wherever possible
  • Using recycled and recyclable materials as much as possible, such as for the printed programme and marketing materials
  • Providing recycling points at the venue
  • Avoiding single-use plastic throughout the event, using non-disposable crockery and cutlery for all catering, and avoiding the use of plastic bottled water in favour of glass and paper cups
  • Encouraging delegates to bring and use their own re-usable water bottles and hot drink cups
  • Promoting the use of seasonal food and responsible sourcing of ingredients as well as offering plant-based dietary options
  • Working with the hotel to ensure food is not wasted by implementing proper planning and preparation
  • Encouraging delegates to share transport by offering complimentary airport transfers for delegates staying at the conference venue
  • Encouraging sponsors and suppliers to reduce the use of printed materials and single-use plastic, to use recycled materials where possible, and to reduce waste
  • Supporting WaterAid, an international NGO promoting access to clean water around the world

If you have any question or if you would like to recommend further initiatives, don’t hesitate to contact the Operations Manager, Coralie Swain at cswain@questex.com