In 2011, the European Commission defined corporate social responsibility (CSR) as “the responsibility of companies about the effects they have on society“. It is a “concept in which companies integrate social, environmental and economic concerns in their activities and in their interactions with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis“.
A daily eco-responsible commitment
An eco-responsible approach is possible by:
- Reducing the environmental impact of our congresses
- Implementing measures with participants and service providers, involving them in the process (preserving the environment, reducing the carbon footprint, reducing waste)
- Association commitment to offset our impact
3 main objectives to make our events ecological and sustainable:
“ZERO CARBON” OBJECTIVE
Communicate and raise awareness among participants and guests to limit their carbon footprint, and offer them alternative solutions for their travel;
Favour service providers and venues that manage their waste, optimize their technical and thermal installations, reduce their energy consumption, solar sound systems or green energy supply.
“ZERO PAPER” OBJECTIVE
In the digital age, some measures have already been or are to be developed on our events, such as:
- Reducing printed paper;
- Favouring electronic formats;
“ZERO PLASTIC” OBJECTIVE
Because the majority of our waste is still not treated to this day, we must limit our waste, of which plastic and its by-products represent a large part on our events.
The key to success also lies in the voluntary involvement of service providers who become partners in this responsible commitment:
- Limit the use of plastic materials and replace them with recycled or recyclable materials, and/or reusable materials;
- Ask our suppliers to make the same commitment by limiting the amount of plastic they use and by proposing alternative solutions.