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Umweltforum

Event location

The Umweltforum not only stands for modern environmental technology, but is also an event location with history. The former church offers 1200 m² of event space, with a hall and 11 seminar rooms of different sizes, accommodating up to 300 people. A 132 m² outdoor area can also be used for receptions or break times. The best conditions for events of all kinds: whether conferences, congresses, gala dinners, anniversary celebrations or product presentations, the location offers the right space for every event with the help of flexible room division options in the hall and distribution over several floors.

Certified according to the nationwide labeling system "Travel for All".

BESONDEREN ORTE are full service providers offering you everything from a single source: equipment, technology, catering, branding, etc.

Commitment to sustainability

20 years for sustainability
BESONDEREN ORTE sets standards when it comes to sustainable venues and events. Our journey began over 20 years ago with pioneering steps such as using 100% electricity from renewable energy sources, offering organic juice and fair-trade coffee. As pioneers, our venues were the first in Germany to receive the demanding EMAS certification in 2012. We are also the first company in the event industry to commit to the German Sustainability Code. We are also proud to be the first to qualify as a Sustainable Partner Berlin.
Our aim is to combine entrepreneurial action and sustainability. We believe that ecology, social responsibility and economy belong together. For us, 20 years of sustainability are an expression of our ongoing commitment to a sustainable future.

Safety & hygiene instructions

If you wish, we can also organize your event hybrid, with appropriate protection and hygiene concept, seating at a distance, hygienically packed catering and live stream. But we are also happy to support you in planning and implementing a completely digital event.

Conference rooms

  • max. room dimension up to 450m²
  • 12 Event spaces total
  • max. room height up to 17m
  • Exhibition space from 1 to 1,200m²
  • suitable for up to 300 participants
Name 360° Room area Room height Welcome reception Banquet Classroom Arrange seating in rows Arrange seating in u form
Saal n.a. 450m² 17m 380 192 148 340 n.a.
Galerie n.a. 240m² 12m 160 120 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Seminar 1-6 n.a. n.a. 26m² 4m 30 16 16 25 n.a.
Seminar 7 n.a. n.a. 66m² 3m 75 32 30 58 n.a.
Seminar 8 n.a. 48m² 3m 60 24 24 36 n.a.
Seminar 9 n.a. 18m² 3m 20 8 n.a. 12 n.a.
Seminar 10 n.a. 38m² 3m 42 24 16 27 n.a.
Seminar 11 n.a. 26m² 3m 30 8 8 24 n.a.
Foyer n.a. 155m² 4m 120 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Foyer Oben n.a. 150m² 3m 120 80 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Terrasse n.a. 132m² 0m 120 80 n.a. n.a. n.a.

Equipment in event spaces

  • Accessible
  • Audio system
  • Fixed stage
  • Full darkness
  • In-house technical personnel
  • Natural light
  • Projection technology
  • Streaming Studio
  • WiFi in event spaces

Sustainability performance

Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Governance - Integrating a sustainability strategy
  • Governance - Implementing sustainability goals
  • Governance - Sustainable business development management
  • Compliance - Observing laws and guidelines
  • Compliance – Integrating a code of conduct
  • Compliance - Active incident management for breaches of compliance
  • Data Privacy – Ensuring data management meets the statutory requirements
  • Corporate culture – Communicating the sustainability vision statement
  • Risk analysis - Structured risk management
  • Shareholders - Transparent information on shareholder structure and participations

Optional criteria

  • Transparency - Public sustainability reporting

Environment Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Energy – Use of renewable energies
  • Carbon emissions – Auditing carbon footprint
  • Carbon footprint - Travel management system to cut carbon emissions
  • Carbon footprint - Mobility management strategies to reduce carbon emissions
  • Energy – Managing energy saving and efficiency
  • Emissions and environmental pollution control - Avoidance of noise, light, etc.
  • Waste – Systematic waste avoidance, sorting, and recycling
  • Environmental management – Environmental management system in place
  • Environmental management – Increasing energy efficiency of facilities
  • Environmental management – Safe treatment of hazardous materials
  • Environmental management – Reducing water consumption
  • Environmental management – Eco-friendly furnishings for premises and locations
  • Environmental management – Using eco-friendly consumables

Optional criteria

  • Environmental management – Putting green office strategies into place
  • Environmental costs – Carbon offset for projects and business activities

Society Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Employee satisfaction – Promoting employee loyalty and motivation
  • Work-life balance - Flexible working time models and CSR catalogue
  • Occupational health and safety measures - Safeguarding productivity
  • HR strategy – Supporting staff development and training
  • HR plan – Strategic HR management
  • HR strategy – Appraisal interviews and incentive system in place
  • Diversity - Management of diversity and equal opportunities
  • Diversity - Ensuring the workplace is free from discrimination
  • Training and further training – Promoting professional and personal development
  • Training and further training – Developing skills in sustainability
  • Suggestion scheme – Strengthening sustainable processes
  • Dialogue - Involving stakeholders groups
  • Accessibility – facilitating participation

Optional criteria

  • Diversity - Integrating not-for-profit organisations
  • Social commitment - Regulating donations and sponsoring
  • Social commitment - Supporting company volunteer programmes

Business Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Quality – Introducing structured quality management
  • Quality – Establishing a structured complaints management procedure
  • Quality – Regular dialogue with stakeholders to improve quality
  • Risks – Established risk analysis of products and projects
  • Innovation – Expanding the sustainable service portfolio
  • Innovation – Sustainable product and innovation management
  • Security – Establishing a user safety process
  • Budget discipline – Structured bid and invoicing management
  • Remuneration policy – Equitable remuneration structure
  • Suppliers – Aligning the supply chain along sustainable lines
  • Suppliers – Monitoring sustainability criteria in the supply chain

Optional criteria

  • Resources – Efficient purchasing of sustainable products and services
  • Financing – Ecological and ethical financial participation
  • Memberships – Transparent information on association memberships

Further details

Sustainable Partner

Certified since 2018

Audits year-on-year

2023 -5%
2022 +5%
2021 +8%
2018 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 +2%
2022 ±0%
2021 +2%
2018 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 +3%
2022 +11%
2021 +3%
2018 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 -1%
2022 +8%
2021 +4%
2018 ±0%

Overall performance

5 of 5 Points

Leader

Member of

Member of

Location & Connection

Umweltforum
Pufendorfstraße 11,  D-10249 Berlin,  Friedrichshain

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