Green initiatives pays off for the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
For the fourth year running, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC) have won in the ‘ Best Green Initiative’ category at the National Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia’s annual awards. The award recognises the ongoing emphasis that the venue places on its environmental practices as well as its role as an industry leader on sustainability issues.
Extremely proud of the achievement, Ton van Amerongen, Chief Executive, SCEC said that this is the reflection of the passion and enthusiasm of the centre’s team. The centre is focussed on creating a more sustainable events industry and will always be looking for new ways to improve their environmental performance.
SCEC’s submission for the National Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia awards highlights its continued improvements in its environmental measures, overseen by its own Ecowise team, as well as works this year to create a long-term strategic plan for the venue which identifies new waste management targets for the period 2011 to 2015.
In the past year, the centre’s green initiatives have earned it a number of industry awards. It has also been recognised as a ‘Green Globe (Silver) Benchmarked Convention Centre’, a ‘Bronze Partner of the NSW Government’s Sustainability Advantage Programme’ and has received the ‘Earthcheck Silver Certification’ among others.