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Reducing food waste

I’m proud to work for a company where we are taking real steps to reduce and repurpose our waste. A great example of this is what we do with vegetable leftovers. I’m part of a team who use the macerator to breakdown the waste, so it can be fed to the worms who live here at ExCeL. Eight months later we collect compost that is used to fertilise the green spaces around our estate. It’s a continuous cycle.

The wormery houses over 300,000 worms. They aren’t just fed, they need light, water and fresh air, and we have to make sure the temperature is controlled. It’s a serious business looking after worms!


Mark Harding, ExCeL Cleaning Team

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest sustainability initiative, UN Global Compact.

We are certified to both the ISO14001 and ISO20121, the environmental standards set for the events industry.

Our sustainability strategy focuses on three key areas: reducing waste, increasing energy efficiency, and working with our clients to deliver our objectives.

Last year, we recycled 1,651.70 tonnes of waste and created 1,268.87 tonnes of refuse-derived fuels from waste.

We donate surplus food to CFE (Community Food Enterprise), who distribute it to local projects, throughout the London Borough of Newham.

We have a Sustainability Committee, who meet quarterly, to discuss and monitor our CSR objectives.

We have removed all plastic straws from point of sale and offer discounts for guests who bring reusable cups.

To improve energy efficiency, lighting is set to 50% during the build-up and break down of events.

Get in touch. We’d love to talk about how we can make your next event more sustainable.

+44 (0)20 7069 4602

Click here to find out more about what we’re doing to be a more sustainable venue or download a copy of our Legacy Programme.

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