Our commitment to sustainability
As part of the SME Hub and ambassadors of Positive Impact Events, we are committed to ensuring our activities, agenda and business strategy are based on specific United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on implementing ISO 20121 (which offers guidance and best practice to help us manage our events and control our social, economic and environmental impact) and on achieving net-zero emissions before 2050.
The UN created 17 SDGs with targets and indicators, a roadmap to a world we all want to live in. Human connections and interactions are vital to achieving these goals because we need collaboration, idea exchange, knowledge transfer, innovation and inspiration!
Here are some of our sustainable initiatives, how our actions translate into projects and how they align with specific Sustainable Development Goals.
SME CLIMATE HUB
As part of the SME Hub and as ambassadors of Positive Impact Events, we are committed to constantly reviewing and improving our data by halving our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions before 2050.
(SDG 13 – Climate action)
We educate and inspire the industry about sustainable tourism through our wonderful initiative: Beyond Italy is a series of itineraries and events built around Italy’s cultural heritage, alongside authentic and unique sustainable experiences.
(SDG 8 – Sustainable tourism)
Through our sister company Creative Italy, we invite people worldwide to learn how to use their hands and ingenuity with artisans. Creative Italy teaches the importance of creating quality objects, consuming responsibly and respecting heritage.
(SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production)
LESS PLASTIC, MORE EDUCATION
To combat plastic pollution, we commit to supplying each event attendee with a reusable water bottle. The profits go to community-based projects that prioritise quality education for disadvantaged children.
(SDG 4 – Quality education)
BY CREATING, YOU LEARN
A unique educational experience that blends history, art, sustainability and wellness. It takes place in Feudo San Pietro in Milazzo, Sicily, a cultural lung of historical importance. It facilitates the exchange of resources and skills, fostering a positive impact on the local community.
(SDG 3 – Good health)
We publish a monthly feature on our social media to share the beauty and authenticity of Italy. We will soon launch a quarterly magazine newsletter with tips on how to act sustainably when planning an event, choosing a venue or enjoying a trip. Sign up!
(SDG 8 – Sustainable tourism)
Our objectives for 2023-2024
Carefully organise events to:
- reduce food waste and donate any left-over quality food;
- offer sustainable packaging, decoration and food service ware;
- educate event venues, suppliers and attendees on the importance of recycling during and after the event.
Focus on materiality
Analyse the event goals and stakeholders to determine all the positive and negative impacts (economic, environmental, and social) that the event can have.
Engage with our Clients and design the event around those findings and by implementing ISO 20121.
We measure our events’ impact. Our aim is to minimise carbon emissions at live, hybrid and digital events.
We include this mission in our contracts to strengthen the transparency and consideration of our interest groups.