As an ISO 20121 Certified firm and a member of the UN Global Compact, we report annually on our own company sustainability. Our Principles of Conduct are inclusivity, integrity, stewardship and transparency. We believe in openly sharing so we can learn, help others learn and together, strive for healthy events.
Often, people think MeetGreen has it all figured out, that we are 100% in everything including our scores on the MeetGreen Calculator. Not so, as a company, we are above 50% but not close to perfect. The ebb and flow of sustainable event practices and the destinations make this an ever-moving target. Think of it like the human body, there are some parts we are quite proud of, and others we are striving to “do something about.”
Social responsibility is a significant part of our commitment with staff paid to seek volunteer opportunities that resonate with them in their own communities. This year nearly 20 hours per FTE were logged on pro bono projects, a number we are looking to increase. In addition, we consistently train on ethical and social issues.
We still travel for business and our air miles change with our client base. The carbon emissions produced are 100% offset, a practice we started in 2007. As a team, we become more virtual each year which helps reduce our office footprint significantly. As technology advances, we look for solutions to keep us even more connected.
We measure whenever and wherever possible and know the typical conference attendee in 2015 at an event we managed produced:
1.94 Kg of event discards per day
1.13 Kg of landfill per day
185.03 Kg of carbon emissions per day
As humans set goals for their bodies such as lose weight or get in shape, we have set our annual goals through the year 2020. Among them are reducing are carbon footprint per FTE employee and improving our MeetGreen Calculator scores for each and every event over the past year. We made strides in 2015, but still have some work to do and we are taking steps daily to meet our goals.
Our Corporate Sustainability Report officially filed, we offer it here for your perusal. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org