Sustainability

At UBM EMEA we achieve sustainable commercial success through thoughtful market focus and superior results for our customers. Being a sustainable business is central to how we run our events, how we make decisions and how we do business every day.

Our continuing evolution is fueled by insight, innovation, and collaboration. We are proud of our commitment to having a positive environmental and social impact on both the communities and industries we work within.  

We are committed to achieving a sustainable events industry, and will continue to be at the forefront of driving change.

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Our aim:
is to reduce the carbon impact of our events by 11.4% by 2020. By doing this we reduce our contribution to climate change and its effects.

What we are doing:

  • Switching to LED lights for all of our shell scheme, reducing the energy use of each bulb by 80%.
  • Switching to recycled paper for all of our printing as this reduces its carbon impact by 28%.
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Our aim:
is to engage everyone involved in our events with both what we are doing, and what they can do to increase the sustainability of our events.

What you can do:

  • Click here to find out what to consider while exhibiting, such as how to design your stand.
  • Click here to find out what to consider as a visitor.
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Our aim:
is for everything to be either reused or recycled at the end of the show, therefore reducing both the amount of resources we use and the waste we create.

What we are doing:

  • All of our signage and carpet is recycled.
  • We carefully design our feature areas so that they create minimal waste.
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Our aim:
is for all of our events to have an industry relevant charity partner, so that we support our community and ensure that our events have a positive legacy.

What we are doing:

  • Last year UBM EMEA supported over 50 different charities.
  • By supporting our charity partners with our business resources, skills, and by raising money, we donated over £623,000.
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Our aim:
is to look at the economic, environmental and social aspect of all of our purchases, to ensure the products and services we use help us achieve a sustainable event.

What we are doing:

  • Sustainability requirements are incorporated into all of our tenders and contracts.
  • We are switching to sustainable materials, such as our signage which is made out of renewable materials.
  • Our exhibition bags are made from recycled plastic
  • Our delegate bags are PVC free and made from recycled plastic
  • Thanks to BD, our lanyards are made from unbleached bamboo fibre
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Our aim:
is to ensure the safety of all onsite through implementing best practice health and safety processes.

What we are doing:

  • Leading the events industry in the implementation of health and safety.
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If you would like to work together with us on the sustainability of our event or have any questions please contact us

CLICK HERE to view the UBM EMEA’s Sustainability Policy

Future matters at delfort

Introducing our "Exhibition & Conference Programme" paper sponsor - As the global innovation leader in special and functional papers delfort offers its local and global industrial customers sustainable products, services and customized solutions. Sustainability is an integral part of the management approach. delfort is fully committed to develop more with less: more sustainable solutions for our customer with less emissions, energy and water consumption. Especially delfort’s thinprint solutions with low basis weight offers savings in terms of raw materials, energy and transports without compromising quality, opacity and color density.

In 2015, delfort achieved 5% reduction in CO2 emissions, contributing to a 23% reduction in carbon intensity in the past five years. 2015 also was a year of exciting new international investments, reduced accident rates, and increased development opportunities for employees across the world at delfort.

delfort helps its business partners in achieving their sustainable commitments by understanding customer needs, especially by close collaborations and renewable innovations that go far beyond the minimum legal requirements.

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