Melbourne Prioritises Positive Impact

5th September 2023

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)’s new website now includes the Positive Impact Guide, an online toolkit focused on corporate social responsibility.

The new resource aims at helping event organisers make a difference by showcasing the venue’s sustainability, inclusion and accessibility.

At the same time, the Positive Impact Guide helps customers recognise Traditional Owners, reduce event waste, support children’s charities and conserve the iconic Yarra River.

Part of the unique experiences offered is the OzHarvest’s flagship Cooking for a Cause program, a team building experience in MCEC’s kitchens that reduces food waste and helps feed those in need.

MCEC’s Head of Advocacy, Impact & Reputation Rohan Astley said: “This online resource is a way for us to work with customers and partners, to deliver positive environmental, social and economic outcomes through events. At MCEC, we have an ambitious five-year sustainability strategy, and a long-standing community partnership program that sees us give more than $2 million of in-kind event services to charities per year. However, we know many organisers share our commitment to leave positive legacies, be they big or small. We’re hoping this resource is just the beginning, and that in the future we can continue to offer new ways for our customers to make an impact in the community.”

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