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Meetings and event management agency Cievents has launched a carbon offset program with a goal to deliver carbon-neutral meetings and events programs.
Announcing the program exclusively at Events Uncovered on 17 September, Cievents global general manager Natalie Simmons said the program will go beyond simply ticking a box.
“While we all have an ongoing responsibility to help reduce the environmental impact of the meeting and events industry, at Cievents we think that this responsibility needs to go further than reduce, reuse and recycle,” she said.
“That’s why we now offer our customers the opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their meetings and events against a global climate action project.
“This way, we will mitigate environmental impacts and improve lives in communities around the world.”
The program enables Cievent customers to offset against domestic and trans-tasman flights, accommodation, ground transfers, AV, food and beverage and general conference requirements.
Customers can calculate, record and report CO2 emissions per meeting or event, and can offset their carbon footprint against a range of global climate action and sustainability projects through Cievent’s partnership with global climate action experts South Pole.
“These projects range from providing clean water filters in Cambodia, helping bush regeneration programs with Traditional Landowners in Australia, investing in solar energy infrastructure in India, and rainforest conservation,” said Simmons.
“Through supporting these climate action projects, our customers and their supply chain partners and employees can really feel proud of their role in mitigating environmental impact and improving lives in communities around the world.”
The new carbon offset program aligns with Cievents’ commitment to five of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, including Affordable and Clean Energy, Climate Action and Partnership for The Goals.