Yet this success is not just down to providing world-class facilities. We encourage, our staff, event organisers and exhibitors to share our wider purpose of creating a positive impact on the local community and the world around us. We truly believe in caring for our people and our planet.
More importantly, our aim is to use our platform - and the four million people who grace our venue every year - to inform and inspire others to play their part in tackling the climate emergency.
As well as supporting five local charity partners, we are immensely proud of our achievements to date, most notably being certified carbon neutral in 2022 - and the first UK venue to achieve the internationally recognised PAS 2060 status.
We also use 100% renewable energy, send zero waste to landfill (and have done for more than 10 years), earning the 'Triple Crown of Sustainability' and even housing one of the UK's largest wormeries. We have also signed up to the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge, committing us to a 50% emissions reduction by 2030 and to become net zero by 2050. This, of course, we intend to exceed and will be publishing our roadmap next year.
We also recognise sustainable development as fundamental to our success and endeavour to operate as a responsible corporate business, focusing on five key areas; Climate Action, Resource Efficiency, Client Engagement, Community Engagement and People.
Our vision is to be a sustainability leader within our industry by shaping the future of events into one that is net zero, resource efficient and equitable.