The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London has achieved Gold Tier status in the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) Green Star certification programme, in recognition of its commitment to sustainable practice.
IACC’s environmental initiative seeks to recognise and encourage the highest environmental responsibility standards across IACC member venues.
The RCP was awarded the Gold Status after achieving over 85% adherence to IAAC’s Code of Sustainability, which included 60 tenets across the following areas:
- Education, Awareness and Public Declaration
- Waste Management
- Water Conservation
- Energy Management
- Air Quality
- Food & Beverage.
“We’re delighted to have achieved such great results in the IACC Green Star programme,” said RCP general manager Clive Ostler. “We always strive to minimise our carbon footprint and make sure we are as environmentally responsible as possible so it’s great to be recognised for this. We are proud members of IACC and we’re delighted to see that the association is encouraging sustainable practice amongst its member venues with such a rigorous code.”
Church House Conference Centre has also been recognised for its commitment to the environment and has achieved Silver status against the new Green Business Tourism Version 5 criteria. Green Tourism is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK.
The venue was assessed against a rigorous set of criteria, covering areas such as energy and water efficiency, waste management and biodiversity. Initiatives put in place by the venue to improve its impact on the environment include recycling of materials, the use of recycled materials where possible, in-house water bottling facilities, water reduction systems and sourcing products from local and sustainable sources.
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