Business events in Taiwan are becoming more mature after the pandemic in terms of sustainability.
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), in cooperation with the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), published the 2022 Taiwan MICE Sustainability White Paper at the end of December.
The paper establishes SIRCO (Sustain & Integrate Resources and CO-operate for mutual benefits and sustainability), providing event suppliers with a clear guideline of green practices. It covers an entire range of details and scenarios and takes event industry and stakeholder features into consideration.
Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director/CEO of UFI, said: “In UFI, we believe that the climate crises is one of the biggest challenges that we face in the exhibition and meeting industry over the coming years. The most important thing is that every player in the industry works together, minimizing the negative impact to the environment”.
MEET TAIWAN and BOFT also assist venues with achieving sustainability goals; examples include the Hilton Taipei Sinban completed their ISO 50001 Energy Management System; Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centers I and II were the first venues to accomplish the Greenhouse Gas Inventory according to the ISO 14064-1; the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center is the only venue in Taiwan which is GBAC STAR™ certified.