Organising a large event such as the FIM General Assembly and the Annual Gala ceremony is not an easy task. It has a big impact over a short period and requires considerable resources (water, energy, transport, food, paper etc.). The FIM management team has considered this impact and is committed to organising the event so as to reduce as much as possible the negative environmental footprint produced while taking into account the impact on society and the economy.
The Sheraton Hotel in Berlin has a clear policy of sustainability. It complies with local and international environmental regulations and focuses on aspects such as reducing the carbon footprint, reducing power consumption, a sustainable supply chain, waste separation, preference for local suppliers.
The Tempodrom Berlin, where all the champions and personalities will meet for the Gala Ceremony this year, is a venue that focuses on climate protection and children’s welfare.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Most of the food and beverages have been chosen with local suppliers and local menus both for the FIM meetings and for the GALA dinner. Water and other drinks will be served in glass bottles, avoiding the use of plastic.
The venues chosen have separation and recycling policies according to local regulations.
TRANSPORTATION AND OFFSET, HELPING COMMUNITIES
The FIM aims to use the most sustainable transport solutions and in this case we are organising collective transportation for the shuttles to and from the airports. The Hotels proposed are within walking distance from the venues.
However, we understand that a totally carbon free event is not possible. The FIM will therefore offset the environmental impact of its General Assembly and Gala Ceremony by supporting the following projects:
Project Mirador Honduras (Gold Standard certified) is a project that, with the construction of efficient cooking stoves in Honduras, offsets 38K TCO2E every year and has reduced the demand for firewood by 50%.
Kariba Project (Verified carbon standard and CCB Standards) is a Forest management project in Zimbabwe aimed and providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for poor communities. By offsetting the emissions generated by our annual activity we will help with health care centres, reforestation, and conservation of the natural habitat amongst others.
We want to encourage local prosperity and for that reason, under our sustainability policy, we prefer to source locally: technical companies, catering, shuttles and hostess agency, TV production, etc.
From the badges to the SMS campaign for reducing printing and paper consumption, we are working to reduce the amount of documents printed!