Setting the tone as a leading conference in the industry, ICOLD ANNUAL MEETING 2023 local arranging organisation recognises that we have a responsibility to preserve the environment and will endeavour to perform environmental management based on a good balance between environmental conservation and business development.
We will also proactively disseminate information and proposals to the public in order to contribute to the realisation and expansion of a sustainable society, as a good corporate citizen.
We hope and think that the ICOLD ANNUAL MEETING 2023 will inspire to a sustainable focus on organizing this event in the future as well.
Some of the things we do:
The venue Svenska Mässan, the hotels and social events are all located in the city centre and you can walk between them all.
The Hotels are chosen that have effective and comprehensive environmentally-friendly policies and operations.
Sponsors are actively sought who reflect positive environmental values and practices. We have active communication with all sponsors regarding the ICOLD ANNUAL MEETING 2023 sustainability policy.
For most conference meals that are provided by the conference we choose not to serve meat.
At the venue we will offer vegetarian alternatives for all lunches.
All coffee/tea served at the “fika” breaks (coffee breaks) will be organic and Fairtrade.
All social events venues has been chosen that are considering the environment, serving MSC certified fish and using locally produced products if possible.
Swedish tap water is of such a high quality and tap water stations will be available throughout the venue.
The venue is providing waste separation bins in the conference area and the waste from other bins will be sorted later at the waste station.
Printed materials are kept to a minimum and all printed paper provided by the conference such as the program is made of certified paper (Svanen). Conference materials such as abstracts, and proceedings are provided online.
Gifts and give aways are minimised. ICOLD ANNUAL MEETING 2023.
Conference bags are chosen with a sustainable thought, they are made from recycled cotton and are corporate social responsibility approved (CRS), meaning we care about the people that provided us with the conference bags.
Conference delegate badges made of paper (FSC certified) and no plastic.
What you as a visitor can do:
There are excellent bus shuttles from Göteborg Landvetter Airport stopping just outside the venue. The bus stop is called “Korsvägen”, find more info here;