World first for Adelaide Convention Centre

Adelaide has become the world’s first convention centre to achieve EarthCheck Master status.

Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) has become the world’s first convention centre to achieve EarthCheck’s Master status after a 15-year commitment to best practice in business and environmental sustainability.

EarthCheck is the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry. 

ACC has actively participated in the global EarthCheck program since 2007, consistently performing at above best practice in several key areas of social and environmental actions. 

ACC General Manager, Martin Radcliffe, said sustainability is embedded in everything.

“From our food and design to our practices and our people, we’re obsessed with energy and water conservation, responsible sourcing and minimising waste to landfill,” he said.

“The convention and event organisers we work with are highly motivated by supporting the environment and local communities, and it’s critical that we continue to go about our business sustainably.

“As part of our commitment to this area, we recently employed a dedicated ESG Manager to oversee the delivery and implementation of our sustainability strategy, and I’m enthused where this work can take us in the coming years.”

The venue’s 2022/2023 EarthCheck audit highlights included a greater than 99 per cent diversion from landfill rate and it has recently installed Adelaide’s first WasteMaster – an innovative on-site food and organic waste recycling system, which converts food waste to high value uses, including energy production, fertiliser and compost. 

ACC also operates a comprehensive food redistribution program, which has seen the venue donate more than 200,000 unused meals to support local community organisations OzHarvest, Foodbank and Faithworks.

EarthCheck CEO, Stewart Moore, commended the team on the fantastic milestone.

“Achieving EarthCheck certification is no easy feat as it requires total and ongoing dedication from the entire team,” he said.

“The passion and commitment demonstrated by the ACC team is not only evident in our interactions with them, but in the improvement of their results, year on year.”

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required


Sign up now

Join our mailing list to keep up to date with the latest event industry news direct to your inbox

The A-Z guide for organising events