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Sustainability

ExCeL London is 100% committed to tackling the challenges of sustainable development and operating as a responsible corporate entity. It is our policy to continuously evolve and implement practices that deliver economic security, social and environmental benefits.

 

As one of the UK’s leading international exhibition and convention centres, we host a diverse range of events with organisers and visitors from across the globe. We take every event to heart — we also take the environment, our local community, and our corporate responsibilities to heart.

Since hosting seven Olympic and six Paralympic events in 2012, we are conscious of leaving a lasting legacy for the local community as the leading events venue in Europe. We bring long term economic benefit and aim to enhance London’s reputation as a centre of excellence for events.

We are committed to being thought leaders in our market and to provide world-class facilities and services that are in accordance with our own healthy and safety policies, our sustainability policies, and ExCeL London’s mission statement and core values.

We are committed to tackling the challenges of sustainable development and operating as a responsible corporate business. We aim to implement practices that promote economic security, social and environmental responsibility and will continuously seek to improve performance in these areas. We work with our suppliers and customers to improve sustainability performance throughout all of our activities.

We carry out a number of activities across the business that meet our sustainability promises:

We maintain and operate our sustainability management systems to comply with both ISO20121 and ISO14001. This is managed by an internal sustainability committee which consists of employees across departments and is overseen by an Executive Director.

We are a part of the United Nations Global Compact scheme and provide an annual communication on progress — the latest of which you can download below or view online. This scheme is supported by both our Executive Team and our owners ADNEC. We also reinforce our commitment to responsible working practices through our modern slavery statement.

We run an extensive CSR programme designed to support our local community, Newham. The majority of our CSR budget for 2016 is being used to fund two initiatives with local charities: Newham All Stars Sports Academy (NASSA) and Community Food Enterprise (CFE).

We work with our suppliers and customers to improve sustainability performance throughout all of our activities. Over the last two years, we have taken significant steps to deliver a sustainable business strategy for our direct operations, working with our clients to pursue, promote, and develop sustainable events. We were awarded a ‘C’ rating on our EPBD Display Energy Certificate, underlining our energy efficiency credentials. We also participated as a sponsor in the 2016 SES sustainability report, examining sustainability within the industry, which can be viewed here

Between January and December 2015, we recycled 2,524.39 tonnes of waste and created 1,651.90 tonnes of refuse-derived fuels (RDF) from waste. This represented almost 60% of waste recycled at ExCeL. To assist with recycling, we have dedicated bins on-site and in our offices for mixed recyclables, general waste, cardboard, plastic, and food bins for our wormery.

In 2013, we installed Philips GentleSpace high-bay LED luminaires to further reduce our emissions. We upgraded our interior lighting to Philips GentleSpace high-bay LED luminaires. Carbon emissions have reduced significantly whilst the quality and responsiveness of the lighting for exhibitors and visitors has been enhanced. For more information, please view the video to the right.

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