We know sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole. Running a Pumps & Valves Asia 2023 gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impacts environmentally, socially and economically in our host cities. We want to make our event more responsible and play a role in helping our markets improve its own sustainability through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they want to help solve the big challenges in our sector.
We believe a sustainable event focusses on three key aims:
Moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business.
Embedding sustainability inside every one of our brands to help our customers accelerate sustainable development in their specialist markets.
Multiplying the positive impact we create when we improve access to knowledge, help people connect more efficiently and invest in our communities.
Informa uses an established global process to pay the premium for renewable electricity to the producers. These Energy Attribution Certificates (EACs) allow us to match our electricity usage with the required amount of green energy. This creates additional incentives for generators to invest in renewable power. We're still trying to use less electricity overall, but this process also ensures it's as sustainable as possible.
Our event is part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment.
Many of our stakeholders are clearly telling us that sustainability (social, economic and environmental) is something that is no longer a nice to have but a necessary part of any event. We want to make sure we're meeting those expectations and we believe that being sustainable is the right thing to do.
We also recognise that it's not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognizing that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve. This is an ongoing process for us and we're looking for ideas of how we can improve.
More information about our work so far can be found on the www.informa.com/sustainability including our latest sustainability reports.