Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has been awarded the 2014 Sustainable Development Award by global exhibition industry body UFI.
The venue said the award recognises its achievement in developing a measurement tool that promotes continuous improvement in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are delighted that UFI has recognised our achievement in creating a cost effective measurement tool that promotes sustainability in our business,” said EICC Chief Executive Hans H Rissmann.
“Keeping these processes simple and at the heart of what we do means customer-driven sustainable development becomes a core competence that will not be overlooked.”
EICC said its analytical tool measures performance and sets benchmarks for the management of energy, waste and CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) footprint at the conference and exhibition venue.
The venue was selected ahead of finalists: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands (Singapore) and Sustainable Events (UK).
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