Kenes is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our congresses by upholding ‘Green Meeting’ principles and exploring ways to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible.
Kenes aims to minimise the negative impact on the environment and emphasises the benefits of sustainably. This is a challenge for a company which operates over 50 congresses a year around the world where each location has different ‘green policies’ and facilities.
Whenever possible, we choose to work with environmentally conscious hotels and conference centers. We encourage our partners to think about the environment and work together to reduce our carbon footprint. We understand that not all countries are sensitive to environmental issues nor do they participate in recycling. That is why we report the economic benefits of being more environmentally aware and conducting a ‘green’ event.
Green Meeting Principles
Environmental Congress Goals
- Add green energy usage, recycling and local social responsibility to the congress site selection report.
- Choose congress centers which focus on environmental policies.
- Choose congress centers in central locations.
- Encourage participants to walk or take public transportation to congress centers.
- Reduce carbon emission by finding green projects for the congress to support in order to balance the carbon emissions that the congress creates.
- Recycle paper, plastic, metals, glass and organic waste and provide recycle waste bins at hotels and convention centers.
- Use green or recyclable materials when producing signage.
- Use reusable carpets for aisles and exhibition spaces.
- Inform exhibitors about the congress recycling rules and encourage reuse of the exhibition booths.
- Use recycled paper and paper from restricted forestation.
- Reduce bag inserts and provide a display table.
- Encourage clients to produce abstract and proceedings books on a CD ROM or memory stick.
- Move to paperless platforms and technologies in order to cut down on paper use.
- Enhance conference websites and e-learning facilities and create online libraries to enhance scientific content distribution.
- Minimise giveaways, brochures and papers to delegates.
- Donate congress leftovers to support local community organisations.
- Ask exhibitors to limit printed materials by using e-mail wherever possible.