PrimeGlobal Planet – Sustainable Events
Business OpportunitiesJune 12, 2017
From carbon emissions to waste management, events have many impacts that can be significant for the environment. We recognize these impacts and are striving to create meetings that leave a positive impact in the communities where our meetings are being held. In an effort to produce meetings that are more sensitive to the environment, we are pleased to unveil PrimeGlobal Planet, our new initiative created to lessen the environmental footprint in the cities we visit.
Producing green events goes beyond specific actions such as recycling, serving local/organic food or reducing printing. A 100% sustainable event incorporates a balanced approach to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress. They also require a series of specific actions in nine areas of event management: Accommodations, Audiovisual, Communications, Destination Selection, Exhibits, Food and Beverage, Meeting Venue, On-Site Office and Transportation.
"At PrimeGlobal we strive to create events that leave a positive, lasting effect on local communities. Through the PrimeGlobal Planet initiative we are not only reducing the carbon footprint of our events, but making sure that everything from transport to food is responsibly sourced. We look forward to continuing with this initiative on all PrimeGlobal events." Stacey Sanchez, Global Events Director, PrimeGlobal
Through responsible transport and accommodation we will reduce the carbon footprint of delegates and guests travelling to events. During the event our chefs will create menus utilizing seasonal products, which come from fair trade suppliers, incorporating food and beverage from other groups in-house to minimize waste. By supporting the local community and giving back to the most vulnerable people in society we hope to inspire others to give more. Find out more about PrimeGlobal planet and our CSR initiatives by watching the video below.