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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 agree that businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights and act in accordance with internationally applicable standards, such as the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

We ensure that all staff, clients, and visitors are not deprived of their human rights in any way. We uphold a code of conduct, core values, and dignity at work policy as part of our employee handbook which outlines the steps employees must follow to ensure our commitment to the UN Global Compact scheme is upheld. We have also furthered our commitment to this through our modern slavery statement.

We seek to create an environment which attracts and retains employees of high calibre, and in which employees will feel valued for their contribution to the company’s performance. We benchmark in the top 10% of employers in the UK for our employee benefits package which includes life assurance at four times the employee’s salary, health insurance, biennial health assessments, childcare schemes and other perks designed to improve employee wellbeing, both at work and in their personal lives.

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