Since hosting seven Olympic and six Paralympic events in 2012, we are conscious of leaving a lasting legacy for the local community as the leading events venue in Europe. We bring long term economic benefit and aim to enhance London’s reputation as a centre of excellence for events.
We are committed to being thought leaders in our market and to provide world-class facilities and services that are in accordance with our own health and safety policies, our sustainability policies, and ExCeL London’s mission statement and core values.
We are committed to tackling the challenges of sustainable development and operating as a responsible corporate business. We aim to implement practices that promote economic security, social and environmental responsibility and will continuously seek to improve performance in these areas. We work with our suppliers and customers to improve sustainability performance throughout all of our activities.
We maintain and operate our sustainability management systems to comply with both ISO20121 and ISO14001. This is managed by an internal sustainability committee which consists of employees across departments and is overseen by an Executive Director.
We are a part of the United Nations Global Compact scheme and provide an annual communication on progress — the latest of which you can download below or view online. This scheme is supported by both our Executive Team and our owners ADNEC. We also reinforce our commitment to responsible working practices through our modern slavery statement.
We run an extensive CSR programme designed to support our local community, Newham. The majority of our CSR budget for 2017 is being used to fund two initiatives with local charities: Newham All Stars Sports Academy (NASSA) and Community Food Enterprise (CFE).
We are committed to having a positive impact on the area that surrounds us. Maintaining an open dialogue within the community is important in shaping the future of the business and the community in which we operate.
Two major projects which have helped us forge stronger links in the community are our sponsorship of NASSA and CFE. More information about both of these initiatives can be found on their respective websites. Alongside funding for these two key programmes, we provide complimentary event spaces to selected charities, run venue tours for schools and colleges, and once a year we host a week long ‘ExCeL in the Arts’ camp for around 100 children based in Newham between the ages of 11 and 18 years old.
Other notable projects that ExCeL continue to support are the Ascension Eagles, a local cheerleading squad, and our working with two local schools providing kitchen space for Newham children.