The Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative
Olympia London is one of the first significant event venues leading the way by signing up to the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative, launched at COP26.
The initiative aims to bring together a wide range of industry stakeholders to commit to tackling climate change. To steer the sector towards net zero by 2050, the initiative pledges:
– To establish standard methodologies to support the events sector to measure greenhouse gas emissions.
– To develop an industry-wide roadmap to drive the sector towards net zero by 2050, as well as reducing emissions by 2030 in line with the Paris Agreement.
– To encourage collaboration between event suppliers and customers, including fostering alignment and common approaches.
– To develop streamlined processes for everyone involved in the sector to report and share best practices.
There’s no doubt about it, Olympia London, a venue that hosts over 200 exhibitions and welcomes 1.6 million visitors each year, has set itself a formidable challenge.
Making Olympia London an environmentally conscious venue
For some years now, Olympia London has put sustainability at the heart of everything it does. Here’s how the venue is making a positive environmental impact, while at the same time remaining relevant as a business.
Olympia London was one of the first in its sector to be awarded the Industry ISO 2012:1 for Event Sustainability Management Systems.
In 2017, the venue launched a staff-led initiative to champion green practices by focusing on three areas: community, education and the environment.