Back BSAVA shortlisted for national exhibition award
The EN Awards, the largest awards event for the UK exhibition industry, recognise the hard work, success and talent of companies in the exhibition sector.
BSAVA Congress 2018 saw a wide range of sustainability initiatives introduced including re-useable water bottles, donating excess lunches, bags and uniforms, reducing the volume of printed materials, and providing a platform for Learning Without Landfill to launch their pledge.
Angharad Belcher, Head of Congress said:
‘I am delighted that BSAVA Congress has been recognised by Exhibition News and shortlisted for the CSR Award. This highlights our continuing commitment to delivering sustainable change at Congress, whilst still ensuring a stimulating and innovative learning environment.
By integrating CSR principles into every conversation, thinking creatively about solutions to problems and engaging with stakeholders, we were able to successful deliver a number of sustainable initiatives and community support programmes at BSAVA Congress 2018.
Each of our 2018 initiatives had a measurable positive impact on delegates and exhibitors, the environment and the community in which the event takes place.’
Jo Hinde, co-founder of the Learning Without Landfill campaign said:
‘Congratulations to BSAVA for being nominated for the Exhibition News CSR Award. BSAVA truly embraced the sustainability concept in 2018 and continue to improve on their already excellent conference. BSAVA has shown how large events of this nature can become great catalysts for connecting, communication and positive change.’
Following Congress in April 2018, BSAVA have continued to develop further sustainable initiatives and are delighted to announce the following plans for Congress 2019.
• All lanyards and delegate bags will be manufactured from 100% recycled plastic (PET)
• Delegates will receive a re-useable water bottle, kindly supported by Summit Veterinary Pharmaceuticals, removing the production of 14,000 single use bottles
• A new badge provider will provide a ‘print onsite’ solution – significantly reducing the size of the badges and number that need to be posted out before the event