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For the seventh consecutive year, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers in Gothenburg has been certified to ISO 20121 for sustainable events.
In 2015, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers was the first large venue in Scandinavia with congress, hotel and meeting facilities to be certified according to the standard.
During 2022, the company has implemented a new sustainability strategy, and current certification covers a new set of objectives based on the four focus areas of Sustainable Meetings, Sustainable Choices, Circular Resources and Relationships & Health.
”Having an international, highly ranked sustainability certification proves our continuous ambitions and is also in line with our sustainability strategy and its long-term goals, in order to meet the UN Agenda for 2030”, says Carina Dietmann, VP Communications at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers.
The certification includes the entire meeting place with hotel, spa, food and beverage, exhibitions, meetings and events.
ISO 20121 was first used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It is an internationally highly regarded standard for ensuring a consistently high level of event sustainability management and includes environmental, social and economic aspects.
ISO 20121 certification ensures that companies and organisations manage, control and improve conference and event implementation sustainably. This may, for example, concern minimising waste, increasing accessibility, and reducing impact in the long term by safeguarding our resources.