Green Meetings made in Germany
Sustainability - Ecologically, Economically, Socially
Success plus Environmental Awareness.
Green meetings are defined as "meetings that integrate environmentally friendly concepts across all planning stages to minimise damage to the environment". The German Convention Bureau has made the implementation of green meetings in the meetings and conference sector a key business objective.
Sustainability in the events sector now includes much more than just regional and seasonal catering and environmental protection; compliance with sustainable standards relating to social aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR), employee health and compliance have also taken centre stage in addition to sustainable commercial activity.
There are many good reasons to plan meetings and conferences in Germany:
- An outstanding transport infrastructure with 17 international airports, a well-developed rail network as well as the growing deployment of busses all make for a pleasant and environmentally friendly journey.
- 400 trained sustainability advisors in the events sector, sustainable, profitable conference centres and hotels with innovative energy concepts and, not least, a focus on seasonal and regional cuisine ensure economic use of resources.
- Excellent connections to the city centre make evenings easily accessible and enjoyable. With catering establishments, culture and a growing abundance of events, Germany's inner cities are generating a sustainable experience in their own way.
Germany has made sustainability and environmental awareness its trademark. Nearly 40% of German event venues have already implemented a sustainability management system and numerous providers hold certificates from organisations such as Green Globe, EMAS or ISO. The sustainability code in the German events sector called "rightandfair" already has more than 370 supporters.
As the German event industry’s marketing organisation, the GCB is committed to promoting sustainable development in Germany. Therefore, The GCB gives you plenty of information on the subject of Green Meetings on the following pages.
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