Sustainability Is a Well-Defined Priority at ExCel

13th November 2023

ExCeL London, the city’s largest event venue, has released its Sustainability Strategy, setting a bold course for a net-zero, resource-efficient, and equitable future for events.

The strategy, developed through stakeholder engagement and a materiality assessment, focuses on five key pillars: Sustainable Venue & Events, People, Culture & Safety, Community & Platform for Change, Clients, Partners & Supply Chain, and Governance & Ethics.

As part of ADNEC Group’s broader ESG ambitions, ExCeL has been a pioneer in sustainability. It achieved carbon neutrality to the PAS 2060 standard last year and is a signatory for the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge. The venue’s Net Zero Strategy is under development in alignment with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Corporate Net Zero Standard.

ExCeL’s Sustainability Manager Natalie Skyes said: “A sustainable business isn’t one that continues to do the same thing time and time again, but one that continues to evolve. This strategy details our long-term ambitions to transform our venue and the way we work in collaboration with all our stakeholders, which will ultimately benefit both people and the planet.”

Beyond the strategy, ExCeL has implemented sustainable initiatives, including a zero-waste-to-landfill policy, a large wormery, and the adoption of HVO biodiesel, eliminating 165 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

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