Warwick Conferences Gains Green Star for Sustainability
In recognition of Warwick Conferences’ remarkable commitment to operating sustainably, the venue provider has been awarded the esteemed IACC Green Star for its eco-friendly efforts.
Achieving the prestigious Gold Tier status, Warwick Conferences has demonstrated its dedication to implementing green initiatives. The Green Star is a highly recognised accreditation awarded to venues which adhere to IACC’s Code of Sustainability to continually strive to act in a more economical way. There are 60 tenets within the code which venues must adopt to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact, such as waste management, recycling and energy management.
In its bid to continually improve its sustainable offering, Warwick Conferences has introduced a number of steps to minimise waste. It works with local food suppliers, for example, to reduce the distance travelled when ingredients are being delivered, minimising its carbon footprint.
Additionally, Warwick Conferences works alongside the University of Warwick to recycle 58% of all waste, with only 3% going to landfill due to the reduced usage of plastic and paper packaging within the venues. The company also invests in packaging that is environmentally friendly and completely compostable, with paper coffee cups no longer an option in the lounge areas.
Commenting on achieving the Green Star, Warwick Conferences’ Director Paul Bartlett, commented: “At Warwick Conferences we pride ourselves on our continual development of key sustainability initiatives that are not only beneficial to us as a business and our customers, but to wider society too. Achieving IACC’s Green Star at Gold Tier level is testament to the team’s hard work in ensuring we are environmentally responsible as a business.”