As a sustainability event we are conscious of the fact we need to be leading the way and doing the best we can to make our event as sustainable as possible.
With this in mind, for 2012 we have implemented a variety of initiatives to help Resource Ireland towards becoming a more sustainable event.
Faversham House is committed to minimising the impact of its events on the environment. We accept responsibility for the environmental effects of our events, both locally and globally, and we are committed to reducing those effects through the entire life cycle of each event.
The key points of our strategy to achieve this are:
- Measure the impact of each event on the environment, and set sustainability targets for continuous improvement
- Ensure we comply with all relevant legislation - environmental and otherwise
- Implement a training program for our staff to raise awareness of environmental issues, and ensure their support for our sustainability policy
- Encourage our suppliers to adopt a similar policy, and make sustainability a factor in selecting suppliers
Green Print Procedure
This year ALL our print for Resource Ireland 2012 will be FSC – accredited. The standard, from the Forest Stewardship Council, guarantees the paper is sourced from well-managed forests.
This is another example of how we are trying to make the event as sustainable as possible. We are also considering the sustainable credentials of our printing companies, by looking at their supply chain and their onsite activities.
Online Exhibitor Manual
The marketing and operations department have worked together to provide exhibitors with an online manual system which allows visitors to organise their presence at the event entirely online. This prevents printing large quantities of paper and makes the process much more efficient.