When it comes to their personal lives, an increasing number of people are making conscious decisions when it comes to sustainability: as conference guests, however, they can rarely influence how natural or local resources are considered or manged. Now there is help at hand, organisers of congresses, conferences and seminars are increasingly turning their attention to climate protection, regional corporate responsibility and environmental impact of their events.
By creating and promoting Green Meetings and Green Events, Austrian is pioneering in conference and congress sustainability. The low impact and high efficiency infrastructure which exists in all fields pertaining to supplies and waste disposal, a well-developed public transport network and an excellent source of regional and organic foodstuffs are important components for the appropriate implementation of a Green Meeting.
Convention Partner Vorarlberg advises event organisers in the criteria of the certification for the ecolabel, and supports them through to the actual award of certification. In addition to the must-have criteria, the extensive catalogue of criteria contains points which can be freely selected to enhance the certification.