2-4 December 2024 | ExCel London

Our purpose and commitment to sustainability

Beyond making our events as sustainable as possible, we are supporting the FM sector in becoming more sustainable as an industry.

We are committed to improving social, environmental, and economic impact.

Our Three Aims

Help our markets through inspiring sustainable development

Run our events in an environmentally responsible manner

Operate in a socially responsible manner

Our Sustainability Highlights

  • We’ll aim to carbon offset our own emissions by 2025
  • We aim to be zero waste and net zero carbon by 2030 or earlier
  • The venue and the event is powered with 100% renewable electricity
  • The ExCeL is first UK venue to be certified as carbon neutral
  • All exhibitors pledge to not use disposable stands, with all key elements of their stands either reused or reusable
  • All of our signage, carpets and features are designed to be reused or recycled
  • No event guides to be printed; all accessible digitally
  • Our event carpet will be re-used/recycled after the event
  • We are reducing the amount of carpet used this year
  • Limiting single-use items like lanyards, printed collateral
  • We ask exhibitors to follow our Better Stands programme. Watch the video below to find out more about Better Stands
  • Water refill stations are provided and we encourage visitors bring re-usable water bottles and coffee cups
  • We want everyone to feel like they belong and for our communities to feel inspired and benefit from the diverse identities, innovation, and ideas we showcase
  • Actively encourage diversity in our speaker panels to be representative of all society 
  • Subtitles for all seminar theatres for those with access difficulties
  • Prayer room and wellbeing rooms available
  • Wellbeing room and prayer room available for all visitors 
  • Elevate personal profiles of Rising Stars finalists – health & safety professionals early in their careers
  • Engineers of Tomorrow initiative to promote apprenticeships in fire and security
  • Supporting Women in Health & Safety networking year-round and at the show
  • Meaningful charity and not-for-profit partnerships
  • Engineers of Tomorrow initiative to promote apprenticeships in fire and security
  • Charity Partnerships with Mind, Mates in Mind, NHS Blood & Transplant, SCKIN
  • Supporting Women in Health & Safety networking year-round and at the shows

Using content to inform and educate about ESG and sustainability developments and guidance, including: 

  • Start the conversation: Mental Health & Wellbeing in the fire & security sectors, Mates in Mind
  • Using Smart Buildings to Achieve Carbon Net Zero delivered by Vanti MSI
  • Making ESG Core to the FM Role delivered by RICS
  • Carbon net zero, what’s coming and how FM will contribute delivered by Acclaro
  • Sustainable Procurement: Preparing for Scope Three Emissions delivered by CBRE
  • Case study –Retrofitting to Improve Sustainability in the NHS delivered by Emcor
  • Collaborating for a sustainability multiplier effect delivered by IOSH
  • The OSH professional and sustainability delivered by NEBOSH
  • Fresh approaches to diversity & inclusion in Health and Safety delivered byWSP, ISS UK, The FA

What can you do?

Consider how you'll get to the event and if you
can avoid air travel or take lower carbon transport

Bring a refillable bottle to save plastic 

Recycle your waste onsite and in your hotel where possible

Support our charity partners by donating here - Mind, Mates In Mind

Consider opting for vegetarian and vegan food options and avoid food waste

Only take the give-aways or brochures you need and will use, consider if there are digital alternatives

Ensure your stand can be reused by either yourself or by your contractors.

Optimise your travel by consolidating your shipments and choosing logistic companies with strong sustainability credentials.

Think carefully about handouts, reduce them by going digital and source recycled, sustainably certified.

Better stands

Better Stands is our landmark campaign to reduce the waste that stands and booths at exhibitions can create. We are working with customers to phase out all disposable stands at our EMEA events by 2024.

Plus, we are looking to expand this initiative to other regions and by co-ordinating with our peers and partners in the industry.

Better Stands also shows how sustainable business can be better business too. Reusable structures not only reduce waste but they can reduce the time it takes to construct and take down stands, reduce the cost of design and construction and allow for investment in higher quality and more successful stands.