The Sustainability Award
For over 15 years Brandfuel has established partnerships with some of the world’s most revolutionary businesses; creating impactful experiences for their most valuable audiences, at their most seminal moments. The next 15 years are going to be more intriguing. As attitudes alter and climate-conscious consumers become the norm, the industry needs to change. Brandfuel will be the ones fuelling this sustainable change.
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE – PROUDLY CARBON NEUTRAL FOR TEN YEARS
Although the Business Design Centre (BDC) has been a Carbon Neutral venue for ten years now, the last 12 – 18 months has seen an increased focus on that which makes it environmentally conscious and sustainable. As well as a programme of initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to ‘doing the right thing’, the BDC has also taken its operations to the next level in sourcing products that close the loop in their use. The venue has been contributing zero to landfill for many years and is now proudly run on 100% renewable resources. Through partnerships with our suppliers, partners, the local community and charities, the BDC is contributing to many of the UN’s Sustainable Development goals and is continuing this work into the coming year.
CAVENDISH VENUES – CAVENDISH CONFERENCE CENTRE
Sustainability is integral to Cavendish Conference Centres business and has been for many many years. This has been recognised by a host of clients, recent examples include; The Green Party, The Green Alliance, Greenpeace, The UK Green Building Council, The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, The Sustainable Restaurant Association, The Waste and Action Recycling Plan (WRAP) etc.
We are proud of the market leading initiatives we have taken big and small and will continue to take. Be it an innovative tree planting programme or redesigning our food stations to reduce food waste. For many years building sustainability into the venue and the wider community has been as important as profit. This is reflected in our purchasing policy document, which defines how all purchases of over £500 have to be made, sustainability is the most important criteria, within defined criteria the second is cost. We know that sustainability can never be achieved, we will continually push to come as close as possible.
LEGACY EVENTS GROUP LTD – WHOLE COMPANY INITIATIVE
Legacy was established as a sustainable events agency and consultancy in 2016, to help companies run events that are better for the environment and for the communities that they are held in. Sustainability is the guiding light for everything that we do and is a fundamental part of all of the products and services that we offer.
Our mission is to help organisations plan and deliver sustainable events that create positive change in the world. We will do this by raising the bar for sustainability in the events sector worldwide, by revolutionising the way events are planned and sharing best practice advice and accreditation to measure, guide and reward organisations for planning and running their own sustainable events.
Legacy – making everlasting impressions on people and organisations around the world.
LIME VENUE PORTFOLIO – BEYOND FOOD CAMPAIGN
Beyond Food was an initiative created by Lime Venue Portfolio and is already changing the way the meetings and events industry looks at food at events.
The digital report is made up of six chapters, each taking on a different angle on food and events, from food waste to mental health, from sustainability to what the menu of the future will look like.
The report is not just a promotional vehicle for the brand, it’s an open source information piece, accessible by anyone working in the events industry; from bookers to venues, caterers to delegates. It is an investigation into the relationship between food, the environment, events, and the people we cater for every day. Within the report, there is empirical evidence, opinion from both within and outside of the industry, and statistical information, all bought together using editorial, video and infographic.
This is a report that goes Beyond Food.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS – MEETINGS & EVENTS
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is 500 years old and currently in its fifth home since 1965. This iconic grade 1 listed modern building overlooking Regent’s Park, houses an award-winning conference and events centre.
We are the first and only royal college to achieve The Carbon Trust Standard which is the world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s achievements in reducing environmental impact. We also hold ISO 14001 standard certification for environmental best practice.
Sustainability is a key part of our everyday operations across all areas of the business including catering, waste management and energy. Our strategic objective in 2019 was to look at all areas of our business to ensure all of our suppliers and service partners are environmentally conscious and committed to helping to improve our waste streams and lowering our carbon footprint substantially in the next three years. We are constantly striving to minimise our impact on the environment and coming up with innovative ways of doing so.
WELLCOME COLLECTION – WINNOW
Wellcome Collection is museum and library for the incurably curious which brings together science, medicine and art. The venue offers visitors contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively public events and first-class conference facilities. Wellcome Collection was established by the Wellcome Trust, an independent charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.
Since its launch in 2007, Wellcome Collection has become one of London’s most exciting event venue’s due to its constant innovation and focus on sustainability and CSR.
Located in central London and being an extension of the primary business, Wellcome Trust, Wellcome Collection has to ensure environmental responsibilities are met and as such, have implemented a number of initiatives.
One such initiative is Winnow, introduced to the venue in 2017. Winnow is an electronic measuring system for food waste, which weighs and records all discarded food products to maximise efficiency.