ICC Sydney achieves environmental certification

Gwen Kaufmann - Wednesday, August 12, 2020    

Photo: ICC Sydney

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is building on its commitment to sustainability by achieving Silver Certification by EarthCheck – the world's leading environmental certification and benchmarking programme for the travel and tourism industry. The Silver Certification recognises ICC Sydney's commitment to driving positive environmental outcomes though its sustainability initiatives. Benchmarked against the sector, EarthCheck places the venue above best practice for energy consumption, water consumption, emissions and waste. To target single-use plastics, ICC Sydney also became a signatory to the City of Sydney's Single-Use Pledge and in 2018 the venue joined the 'Sydney Doesn't Suck' campaign. The combined effort has removed 520,000 individually wrapped mints from meeting rooms each year, prevented 88,000 straws from entering landfill annually and coffee cup lids have been replaced with an opt-in system at kiosks, which saw a 93% reduction in coffee cup lid purchases. ICC Sydney's CEO, Geoff Donaghy, said the certification recognises the venue's commitment to operating in a socially and environmentally sound manner: "ICC Sydney is proud to have achieved the EarthCheck Silver Certification. As the recognised global benchmark for standards in sustainable travel and tourism, this is an important endorsement of our efforts to drive best performance across energy consumption, water use, GHC emissions and waste." (kf)     iccsydney.com.au/Environmental


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