Warwick Conferences awarded gold sustainability status two years running

Warwick Conferences has been awarded the prestigious ECOsmart Gold Status by Greengage Solutions for a second year running.

ECOSmart Gold Status, which is an industry standard accreditation, is awarded to meeting venues that are able to demonstrate their eco-friendly approaches in five areas. These areas include rooms and facilities, conservation of water and energy, waste management and recycling, food and beverage, and pledges made concerning corporate and social responsibility.

Over the last three years, Warwick Conferences has worked with a number of accredited bodies to limit the negative impact that the business has on the surrounding environment. All meat used in its restaurant is procured from farms satisfying UK Animal Welfare standards, while Warwick Conferences has planted over 550 sapling trees to create a biodiverse woodland in Scarman grounds.

Not only has the business itself made sustainable changes, but visitors and customers are encouraged through a variety of means. Companies hosting meetings and conferences can request meeting rooms with no paper, housekeeping service or individual coffee trays, to limit waste. Their delegates can also take advantage of free charging points for energy efficient electric vehicles.

Warwick Conferences’ Director Paul Bartlett commented: “Achieving EcoSmart Gold Status once again is testament to our dedication to achieving top-of-the-class sustainable practices. Sustainability remains one of Warwick Conferences’ primary objectives, pushing to make the necessary green changes to support the planet. We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded Gold status for our sustainability work and look forward to continuing it into 2022.”

For more information about Warwick Conferences’ sustainability efforts, please visit https://warwick.ac.uk/services/conferences/aboutus/sustainability