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Our ESG commitments

Our ESG goals

Reducing the event’s carbon footprint

 Limiting the use of disposables and maximizing the circular economy

Developing diversity and territories

 

The GL events group puts its ESG initiatives in to practice at the Open Energies show 

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)  is a central themeof our activities and of our company. The Open Energies show limits its environmental impact by implementing  dedicated action plans with  concrete results. We set out to reduce our carbon footprint, limit the use of expendables to maximize our circular economy, and to develop diversity and the local benefit from our events.

 

The ESG initiatives of the show 

Our advertising and promotion are eco-friendly
  • All our advertising and promotional documents (brochures, flyers, invitation cards, press kits, etc.) are printed on recycled paper
  • Many of our media targeting visitors are digital
  • Visitors’ badges are digital
  • Roll-ups are collected by Ecopack Solutions and re-used to create Boomerang packages
  • Use of recyclable materials for small signage at the show
Eco-design
  • Integration of recyclable or reusable materials (wood, cardboard, etc.) in the design of stands and common spaces
  • Furniture re-use and rental for the event
  • Use of recyclable fitted carpets in some show spaces
  • Reusable carpet tiles in animation areas 
Transport
  • Encouragement to carpooling
  • Soft mode access to the exhibition centre: tramway
Waste sorting
  • Waste sorting during assembly, operation and dismantling and waste valorisation
  • Installation of waste sorting dustbins in the show aisles to sort visitors’ waste
  • Materials sorted are wood (partitions, flooring), cardboard, brochures and a big percentage of fitted carpet. Eurexpo gives customers a Sorting Guide
  • For furnishing and fitting waste, we have a partnership with Valdelia, an environmentally-friendly organization approved by the French ministry for ecology, sustainable development and energy. Valdélia collects everything made from wood (partitions, flooring, etc.) as well as furnishing and fittings abandoned on the show after dismantling. They are removed in a specific container.
Electricity
  • Contract for the supply of green electricity
  • LED lighting in all the halls 
  • Installation of presence detectors in hall sanitary facilities (in progress)
  • Visitor and exhibitor car parks are equipped with 24 electric vehicle recharging terminals 
Water
  • All centre water meters are read twice a day to detect the smallest leaks and act at once
Biodiversity
  • Installation of 3 bee hives in the Eurexpo park
Catering
  • Elimination of plastic and use of renewable materials and eco-friendly compostable containers, dishes and packaging by on-site caterers
  • Recyclable place mats in Eurexpo restaurants
  • Sorting of cardboards, plastic, glass, recovery of plastic stoppers
  • Procurement of organic produce from local sources in season
  • Recovery of unsold goods by the association “Le Chaînon Manquant” to fight food waste
  • Management of organic waste in all Eurexpo restaurants
  • Recovery of edible oils by Bioval’huiles

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