The Lyon Convention Centre and Eurexpo Lyon, two of the GL events group’s venues in Lyon united under the name the Lyon for events, fully integrate the principles of sustainable development in their activities and have earned ISO 20121 certification. This standard sets the guidelines for responsible management systems applied to event-related activities.
The recent certification demonstrates the implementation of sustainable development practices in Lyon Convention Centre and Eurexpo Lyon management, along with efforts to minimize the social, economic, and environmental impact of its events. The project fits in with a unifiying overall social and societal approach that considers a variety of stakeholders, including clients, employees, local government bodies, suppliers, and more. The CSR criteria now present in nearly all major calls-for-tender have also been adopted by the group’s current providers.
Sustainable actions carried out by the two venues include the recreation by staff of employee eating and informal areas, distribution of unconsumed food and beverage products to associations, partnerships for better waste management, optimization of the buildings’ consumption of energy and water and a charity event planned for the end of the year.