Skip to main content launches new 'Carbon Offset' icon launches new 'Carbon Offset' icon has launched a new 'Carbon Offset' icon on its website to help event planners source sustainable locations.

The new Carbon Offset icon will be displayed on each venue profile. This will be accompanied by a short description of the measures each venue is taking to offset the carbon generated from each meeting and event.

The carbon offset icon is one of the search criteria in, as well as on the GRATIS platform.

Michael Begley (pictured), senior director, sales and operations at, said: “We want to support planners in making a sustainable choice as well as providing the data they need to report on their own carbon footprint. Our new Carbon Offset icon helps planners with ‘green wayfinding’, enabling them to instantly identify truly sustainable venues.”


To further its sustainability commitment, has also partnered with Trees4Travel, a company which plants trees in developing countries to offset carbon emissions generated by travel.

Nico Nicholas, CEO at Trees4Travel recently introduced the partnership at's GRATIS Forum, which took place at the Double Tree by Hilton Elstree.