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University of London Venues wins gold sustainability award!

30th October 2020
Ecosmart award logo for sustainability

At University of London Venues we’re proud to announce that we’ve recently been awarded a Gold sustainability award from Greengage Solutions. 

Greengage Solutions offer independent advice on environmental sustainability in business travel and the events industry. Helping businesses to implement sustainable eco-strategies, they’re experts at working with businesses to help protect the environment.

They run an accreditation programme called ECOsmart, which supports and endorses eco-friendly venues, hotels and other hospitality venues. The ECOsmart programme considers 5 core areas, including energy and water conservation, waste management and recycling, rooms and facilities, food and beverage and corporate and social responsibility.

 

University of London Venues has achieved Gold status under the ECOsmart scheme. This means that we’ve met certified standards of sustainability and have taken extensive measures to embrace these.

 

Ecosmart gold sustainability award certificate

 

 

Sustainable events in Bloomsbury

 

At University of London Venues we are constantly working towards improving the sustainability of our events and event spaces so we can maintain and improve our high standards.

Our central London location is already a big plus for reducing the carbon footprint of those who attend our events. Served by many great transport links, it’s possible to reach us via tube, bus and by foot and bicycle. We have increased the number of secure bicycle parking stations at our venues to encourage our staff and visitors to cycle where possible.

Find out more about how we’ve made our venues Covid-19 safe. We’re proud of our green event practices and have policies in place to ensure we’re maintaining our sustainability. Find out more about planning a green event

We work hard to reduce the amount of paper at our events and provide recycled and recyclable delegate packs. We provide water stations at events and ensure our catering suppliers use fully recyclable packaging. 

We provide healthy and sustainable catering options at our events, with vegetarian and vegan menus available.

We also offer remote event facilities and offer hybrid event setups to allow more delegates to attend remotely. Find out more about planning a hybrid event here. We support the British and London film industry, reducing the carbon footprint of having to hold film shoots abroad. We also boost the biodiversity of the Bloomsbury area by keeping 3 beehives on the roof of our IALS building, producing honey and training future beekeepers. 

 

Looking forward, we are working on a large refurbishment of our conference and event spaces to enable us to transform our paper signage to digital. 

 

Find out how you can hold a sustainable event at one of central London event venues by contacting our expert events team online, via email at conference@london.ac.uk or by calling us on: 020 7862 8127.

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