How our venues are reducing their carbon footprint
Our venue teams take sustainability seriously. We work closely with our own events teams and guest organisers to reduce carbon impact wherever we can. Energy conservation. Sustainable catering practices. Infrastructural advancements. We cover all bases to take care of our planet.
Our Net Zero Roadmap has set concrete emission reduction targets for all our venue teams. Together, we’re focusing on four priority areas. Take a look.
energy-related CO₂ emissions
of electricity consumption
waste-related CO₂ emissions
of the electricity is from renewable sources
EV charging stations and bicycle parking
We’re installing more EV charging stations and bicycle parking at our venues and offices. We now have 50 charging points at Flanders Expo, plus extra stations at Antwerp Expo, Gorinchem, and Hardenberg.
Public or green transport
We encourage attendees to travel to our events on public or green transport.
We also outline how their choices impact the environment.
Working with local authorities
We’re talking to local authorities about introducing new and optimised sustainable transport options at our venues. Especially where there aren’t enough options today.
Sustainable hotel partners
We only promote hotel partners that have sustainable policies.
Sustainable menu options
We have clear guidelines for sustainable menu options. We endorse low-carbon alternatives while prioritising and encouraging sustainable sourcing. We’re also choosing catering partners who share our commitment to sustainability.
We’re pioneering plant-powered menus, making vegetarian and vegan options available at all our venues’ catering points.
Red meat options phase-out
We’re phasing out red meat options across all venues by 2025. 22% of Easyfairs-catered events already have a no-red-meat policy. Our Nordic venues Kistamässan and Malmömassan excluded red meat from their catering offerings in 2023.
50% reduction in food waste
We’re aiming for a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. So, we’ve introduced portion control measures and we’re building partnerships with local charities.
Recyclable or reusable packaging
By 2025, we aim to have recyclable or reusable packaging and cutlery at all our in-house catering points. At our venues in The Netherlands and in Sweden, we will reach this target as of January 2024.
Ethical beverage choices are a key part of our commitment to ethical sourcing and consumer choice. Fair trade coffee is now standard across all our venues and offices.
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Ethical catering choices
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Sustainable power at Gorinchem
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