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Use sustainable venues and accommodation!

How high are your ambitions?

To support your efforts in working with Venues & Accommodation, we have put together a list of key actions you can take. Consider these a starting point. A guide, and not a final checklist. It is meant to get you started on building your own list of actions and help you meet your sustainability ambitions.

If you have high ambitions in Venues & Accommodations you can commit to the following:

  • Choose venues and/or accommodation that can support a zero-food-waste event. 
  • Choose venues and/or accommodation with a no single-use-plastic and no waste policy.
  • Choose venues and/or accommodation with an ambitious energy policy focused on using 100% renewable energy sources.
  • Choose venues and/or accommodation with a labour market agreement.
  • Choose a venue with an inclusion policy.
  • Choose a venue with facilities for disabled participants.
  • Choose venues and/or accommodation with a clear supplier responsibility strategy.
  • Recommend and use venues and/or accommodation committed to ethical business practises and taxes.
  • Choose venues and/or accommodation with a clear sustainability strategy and if possible with a 3rd party sustainability certification and a sustainability management system. 
  • Find a venue that is conveniently located, making sure that venues and events are close to where your participants will be staying, thus making walking, biking or taking public transport to the venue from the hotel easy and accessible.
  • Work with venues and/or accommodation supporting or incorporating circular business models.
  • Choose venues and/or accommodation focusing on biodiversity.
  • Choose venues and/or accommodation working to convert waste into resources. 

If you have medium ambitions in Venues & Accommodations you can commit to the following:

  • Choose venues and accommodation with an established food waste reduction strategy and policy.
  • Choose venues and accommodation with a no single-use plastic policy, as well as a clear strategy for reusing and recycling.
  • Choose venues and accommodation with a renewable energy policy.
  • Choose venues and accommodation with a labour market agreement.
  • Choose a venue with an inclusion policy.
  • Choose a venue with facilities for disabled participants.
  • Choose venues and accommodation with a clear supplier responsibility strategy.
  • Recommend and use venues and accommodation committed to ethical business practises and taxes.
  • Choose venues and accommodation with a clear sustainability strategy, and if possible with a 3rd party sustainability certification and a sustainability management system.

If you have modest ambitions in Venues & Accommodation you can commit to the following: 

  • Prioritise venues and accommodation with an established food waste reduction strategy and policy.
  • Prioritise venues and accommodation with a clear strategy for reusing and recycling.
  • Prioritise venues and accommodation that reduce energy emissions.
  • Choose venues with an inclusion policy.
  • Choose venues with facilities for disabled participants.
  • Choose venues and accommodation with a labour market agreement.
  • Recommend and use venues and accommodation  committed to ethical business practises and taxes.

Why is it important?

The direct day-to-day operations of buildings (e.g. energy used to heat, cool and light buildings) account for 28% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction 2018 Status Report. Besides, venues and hotels are often major procurers of products and services and can through their partnering and procurement policies create social, economic and environmental benefits for both local businesses and sustainable supply chains. Key questions to ask yourself are:

  • Does our venue and accommodation have sustainability policies e.g. for sustainable procurement, waste, energy consumption etc?
     
  • Does our venue and accommodation have policies to ensure social, economic and environmental benefits for local businesses?
     
  • Does our venue and accommodation have effective labour market agreements?
     
  • Does our venue and accommodation have a holistic approach to sustainability? For instance initiatives that support the Sustainable Development Goals or a local community programme?

In case your favourite venue cannot support your ambitions for your sustainable event, we hope you will take the opportunity to challenge the suppliers by asking them to commit to a sustainable initiative. Whether it be a local food waste programme, a no single-use plastic policy or an ambitious energy policy. Insuring a sustainable future across the entire supply chain takes encouragement, and your suggestions can help promote change in the meeting and event industry.

Working with your Copenhagen venues

Many of the venues and hotels in Copenhagen are Green Key certified, and several have an ambitious engagement within sustainability. That means great access to both bigger venues and smaller meetings facilities that can meet your sustainability goals and requirements. In fact: 

  • 91% of the larger congress facilities in Copenhagen hold a 3rd party eco-certification.
     
  • Nearly 70% of the hotel rooms in the city are eco-certified, which makes going to bed with a green conscience in Copenhagen easy. 
     
  • All hotels and venues in Copenhagen are easily accessible and located near public transport. That includes a well-connected metro system with four running lines across the city, making it easy and quick to get from A to B.
     
  • You can easily search for sustainable venues and hotels by visiting the Copenhagen Meeting planner Guide

Sustainable venues & accommodation

Hotels

Click here to see and explore sustainable venues and accommodation in Copenhagen. Consider a virtual site inspection of the hotels or venues you find interesting. Most of them offers this service and we have gathered all the 3D tours on the link below. 

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If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the CVB team at cvb@woco.dk