Haymarket Media Group is proud to announce that we have gained ISO 20121 certification making it among the first media companies to become accredited in the UK. At the core of our certification process lies the development and implementation of a Sustainable Event Management System (SEMS). SEMS is a structured framework comprising assessments, commitments, procedures, and communications that embody Haymarket's commitment to achieving sustainability in event delivery. With SEMS in place, Haymarket now possesses an accredited method to self-audit, ensuring the realisation of our ambitious goals and promoting ongoing enhancements in efficiency and performance across our live events portfolio. Our steps toward ISO 20121 certification included encouraging reduced emissions from audience travel, choosing venues with renewable energy sources, offering vegetarian menus, reducing meat options, and minimising printed event materials.
Sustainability is in The Londoner’s DNA. By using construction materials with a low environmental impact, sustainability has been at the core of its design from the earliest stages of development.
The chefs for this year's Purpose Awards decided to offer a starter with Watermelon, specifically chosen from Spain as it is one of the closest countries in which they are grown, and is the main supplier to the UK’s market.
Indeed, the chefs have sourced food from suppliers located closest to The Londoner. The cabbage, is also from local country, as it is from north of France and transportation between the two locations has minimal impact on the environment and on the quality of the product itself.
Food waste is typically converted into energy through a biomass boiler. However, this process has carbon concerns as food waste is comprised of up to 80% water, contributing to its heavy weight and carbon footprint during transportation. Hence, The Londoner has opted for an IMC Waste Station, which grinds down the food particles and introduces them to a dewatering system. This results in a solid waste decrease that is just a fraction of its original size.
Additionally, The Londoner uses Nordaq still and sparkling water. Nordaq is a premium water that has no adverse effects on the environment, as it is delivered on-site without any disposable bottles and has an invigorating taste that complements the flavour of food and wine.