What is Sustainable Meetings Berlin?
Plan your green meeting in Berlin
You are planning an event in Berlin – and want it to be socially and ecologically responsible as well as an economic success?
Sustainable Meetings Berlin is your planning tool for sustainable and green events in Berlin. Here, you can find a remarkable network of those sustainable event services you need for successful event planning. Our partners’ sustainability is checked independently and can be transparently assessed and compared.
Our platform also has a wealth of helpful information on the topic of sustainability.
Soon, you can find the details of all our certified Sustainable Partners here.
Sustainable Meetings Berlin gives you:
- Clarity: Find all Sustainable Partners at a glance, from conference hotels to locations and catering, technology and incentive services for events.
- Easy-to-use: Post your enquiries to various locations and conference hotels simultaneously, and easily establish contact to event services.
- Comparability: With transparent criteria for sustainability, comparing our Sustainable Partners is simple and straightforward.
- Best Practices: Tips on organising genuinely sustainable green meetings and how to make your event memorable for your customers.
- Reliability: All Sustainable Partners are proven independent suppliers and their sustainability has been checked against transparent criteria.
- High-quality: Our Sustainable Partners know and value the importance of sustainable quality management.
Four principal areas in sustainability
The partners listed on the Sustainable Meetings Berlin platform have been checked against an extensive catalogue of criteria (only available in German). Based on internationally recognised and valid guidelines and frameworks, the catalogue is the result of an intensive development process working together with experts. Rather than being a checklist, the catalogue of criteria is a sophisticated instrument to anchor and evolve corporate sustainability in the event industry and drive forwards a process of constant improvement.
The listed partners have to demonstrate sustainability in four principal areas:
Governance, Risk & Compliance
For responsible and transparent corporate governance, behaviour across all levels of the company must comply with statutory requirements. In addition, there must be a code of conduct for all those staff members representing stakeholder interests, e.g., shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and investors. In this area of sustainability, the focus is primarily on a company adhering to mandatory statutory and sector-specific provisions and regulations, but also looks at how far other vital and, as a rule, self-regulatory ethical standards and requirements are met.
In their core business, companies, as a matter of principle, ought to operate successfully in economic terms, yet also demonstrate social and ecological responsibility. Their products and services are to contribute to a sustainable development safeguarding the basis of life for future generations. Companies can demonstrate their responsible approach, an issue increasingly in the public eye, through such means as, for example, transparent cost management and an equitable pay structure.
This main area considers the environmental management of the participating companies. Environmental management is the section of organisational management concerned with operational and official environmental protection, i.e. with those business activities, products and services which impact the environment. In this area, the key indicators relate to cutting emissions, waste management and the safe treatment of hazardous substances.
Sustainable companies think beyond their own immediate concerns and actively support society in their own surroundings. This main area focuses on a cross-section from a company’s smallest unit, e.g., promoting employee potential, to such universally accepted social values as anti-discrimination and diversity management or corporate involvement in civil society, e.g., donation policy.
Interested? Like to learn more about the options for sustainable events in Berlin? Are you planning a green meeting and looking for a suitable conference hotel, a sustainable event location or an organic caterer in Berlin?
Then just contact us.
Phone: +49 30 26 47 48 - 400
Together we can make your event a sustainable success!