We are committed to sustainability.
We have recognized that sustainable action is an important global social issue. And we are keenly aware that sustainability is strategically important for the trade-fair, congress and event business. Guided by the seventeen sustainability goals of the United Nations, we are addressing this topic with an interdisciplinary team. Our goals are to promote sustainable action at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, to call attention to opportunities for sustainability and to transparently present all sustainable measures.
We have defined three fields of work to systematically promote sustainable action in our company:
For exhibitors and visitors:
We regard trade fairs, congresses and cultural events per se as educational offers for broad sections of the population and we publicize our offers via public relations, digital communication and event marketing.
All our employees have access to further training and education leading to enhanced qualifications.
Travel to the trade fair
At the fair and congress centre:
We are revising the layout of bicycle paths on the exhibition grounds and we are optimizing bicycle infrastructure in cooperation with our regional partners (the city of Karlsruhe, the city of Rheinstetten, the district of Karlsruhe, and the RVMO).
Energy, drinking water and buildings
We work with 100% green electricity (certified).
We regularly conduct energy audits (KEK).
At the fair:
At the convention centre:
Material usage / waste management
We operate comprehensive networks with policymakers, business and science – from municipal committees, through regional associations such as TechnologieRegion, to local universities and colleges such as KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) or the University of Applied Sciences.
We belong to various industry and trade associations such as BITKOM, AUMA, EVVC, GCB, ICCA and IDFA.