Running an Environmentally Friendly Event means...
We are constantly learning, developing and creating more ways to become a "planet-forward" trade show. Our main focuses are waste diversion, energy/carbon offsets, water, procurement/materials and travel. Click the + signs below to learn more.
2022 is a BIG year as we pursue CarbonNeutral® Event Certification for the first time at Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia. Going carbon neutral means that we continue reducing our greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible, and compensate for the remaining carbon emissions our show emits (from travel, hotel stays, energy-use, waste, etc.) through the purchase of high-quality ICROA-approved carbon offsets.
What is a CarbonNeutral® Event Certification? A designation that demonstrates our event has achieved carbon neutrality in line with the CarbonNeutral Protocol. This certification is administered by Climate Impact Partners, and is a global standard managed for over 20 years to deliver clean, conclusive, and transparent carbon neutral programs. The carbon footprint of our events are verified by a third-party company, Bureau Veritas.
"It is with great excitement and pride that we introduce this latest element of our comprehensive sustainability program. Through various other initiatives, we have worked towards carbon neutrality for many years and this certification further solidifies our commitment to ensuring the environmental impacts of our trade shows are exponentially reduced and unavoidable emissions completely offset." - Lacey Gautier, Vice President, Events
This initiative is part of the FasterForward - Faster to Zero commitment to becoming completely carbon neutral as a business by 2025 by our parent company, Informa.