Think sustainable when choosing food and drinks
Food accounts for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 70% of global freshwater withdrawals are used for agriculture. It is important to consider food and beverages for events to avoid food waste by e.g. portion size. Other considerations may include how products are sourced in terms of transportation, animal welfare and working conditions. Key questions to ask are:
To support your efforts in working with food and beverages, we have put together a list of key actions to take. Consider these a starting point. A guide, and not a final checklist. It is meant to get you going in building your own list of actions and in exploring if and how this will help you achieve your established sustainability ambition for your event.
In case your favourite venue cannot support your ambitions for your sustainable event, we hope you will take on the opportunity to challenge the suppliers by asking them to commit to e.g. a local food-waste program or a no-single use plastic policy. Making a more sustainable future across the entire value chain takes encouragement and suggestions that can help stimulate a change in the meeting and event industry.
For sustainable foods and beverages, Copenhagen will be able to deliver on all your requirements while giving your participants and audience unique experiences. Here are some things worth noticing about Copenhagen when working with food and beverages for your sustainable event:
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