Making room for sweeter self-sufficiency

Making room for sweeter self-sufficiency

In a world full of challenges, people need to meet. To share ideas, to make new developments, to grow businesses and help cultures to flourish. Without meetings, these things couldn’t happen.

But travel, exhibitions, restaurants and stays leave an environmental footprint that we can’t ignore. So we’re taking responsibility.

When you choose us, you can feel confident in that your event, congress, trade fair or conference will live up to your sustainability standards. Our work on sustainability goes back several years and is under constant development.

We’re going to create great spaces for meetings while making room for a better world.

Our long-term sustainability goals

Naturally, we have ambitious sustainability goals. Otherwise, how can we make a difference and drive development forward? We have three long-term goals concerning energy-use, disposable materials and work environment. Each goal ties in with several of the UN’s global goals.

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Focus areas

We have identified focus areas across our broad range of activities where we influence people and the environment, from cleaning and transport to food and drink. Sustainability is driven by engaged employees from right across the company.

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We want to say welcome to everyone – and everyone should feel at home here, regardless of personal circumstances.

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Our sustainability journey

We started this journey in 1997. Since then, the world has changed. And so have we. Today we carry out work characterised by cooperation, social engagement and the desire to pursue further sustainable development.

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Global Compact

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers are signatories of United Nations Global Compact as of April 2021. UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. We are committed to its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Stepping up Sustainability

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center and Gothia Towers are members of “Stepping up Sustainability” which is West Sweden’s joint initiative for sustainable tourism.

Important certifications

To ensure a high level of sustainability, we have undergone several certifications.

ISO 20121 – Sustainability at events

Certification covers The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers venues in hotels, restaurants and meeting rooms.

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BREEAM-certified venue

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a British environmental certification system. It is the world’s most widely applied environmental classification system for buildings. Gothia Towers is up to this time Europe’s largest hotel certified to BREEAM environmental standards.

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