You and Us Events Limited recognise the role we play in contributing to a sustainable future for all. As a company we are dedicated to providing a high quality of service while minimising the negative environmental, economic and social impact, both of our own company, and of the events we organise.
Through implementation of our Sustainability Policy, we intend to maximise the positive environmental, social and economic legacies of our activities and to minimise any negative impacts. To achieve this, sustainability considerations are given equal importance to logistical, creative and financial aspects of our event planning and business practices.
We conduct our event operations with integrity and with regard for the law.
We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and ensure we are not complicit in human rights abuses, including forced, compulsory or child labour. This is enacted through choices made in our product, materials and supplies procurement.
We ensure responsible use of natural resources and management of waste created.
We include consideration for local ecological protection and localised community and environmental impacts. This can include sound and lighting, traffic congestion, or other human and event activities.
We ensure issues of heritage and archaeological sensitivity are addressed.
We aim to leave a lasting impression within the host community, throughout the supply chain and with event attendees through our commitment to sustainability.
We produce our events with the highest levels of safety.
We ensure timely management reviews of all event sustainability activity, performance measurement and reporting, and plan for continual improvement.
Sustainability in Action at our Events
The following summarises how sustainability is included in the operational aspects of event production.
We assess the social, economic and environmental impact at the start of the planning process.
We aim to source all event products and services from suppliers who are aligned with our sustainability practices.
We require best practice from our suppliers in engaging the most energy efficient infrastructure and materials for our events.
We aim to reduce total energy used, maximise the use of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We aim to reduce total waste produced, maximise recovery of waste resources and diversion to landfill.
We aim to reduce water used and waste water produced.
We aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from event related travel and transport.
All products and materials procured are the most sustainable options available.
We engage local producers and service.
We think about the well being of our delegates, our suppliers, the local community and any other stakeholders.
We aim to create positive, stress-free, fulfilling and meaningful event experience for the workers.
We raise awareness of our efforts and share best practice.
Each event is evaluated and measured on the criteria stated above. We are working toward providing measurable outcomes for each of our events. Where possible we offer delegates the opportunity to provide feedback.
We communicate with all clients and suppliers about our sustainable approach to events. Where appropriate, suppliers are required to complete a sustainability assessment.
Monitoring and Review
We carry out assessment for event sustainability performance. Sustainability issues are included in the external and internal debrief after each event. These reviews are considered in the annual appraisal and reassessment of You and Us Events Limited Sustainability Policy. Continual improvement is built into performance review and future targets.