More and more French people are expressing their concern with respect for the environment. In 2015, 26% of the population said they were concerned about global warming1. Applied to the professional environment, 7 out of 10 executives believe that a CSR policy should be integrated into their strategy. This desire is reflected in particular with event agencies, which are also keen to offer sustainable activities to companies. Let us take stock of the issue.
What is an eco-responsible event agency?
Event agencies can generate a strong environmental impact because their activity involves many more or less polluting elements, from transport to the event on site. To limit their carbon footprint, some players in the event sector have been subscribing to a sustainable approach for several years. But how can we certify that their activities are truly respectful of the environment?
For this, there is an international standard called ISO 20121. The latter relates to a methodology specific to responsible event activities. It thus defines the guidelines of your activity so that its practices are more sustainable. Whether it is to swap its plastic bottle for a gourd to limit waste, favor public transport or prefer an outdoor activity, the standard aims to cover all stages of the supply chain. your event from A to Z.
Are you looking to create an eco-responsible team-building? At Autentik Events, we are fully able to advise you on the best steps to achieve a sustainable event.
What types of activities are possible for a responsible event?
Sometimes it takes little to achieve a sustainable business exit. One of the first keys to an ecological event is to limit transport as much as possible, in order to minimize its carbon footprint. Why not offer a collective bike ride in order to bond the links between the teams and make a united gesture at the same time? In the case of a longer distance, prefer carpooling or electronic shuttle rather than the plane when possible because it is a very polluting mode of transport.
As for the responsible activities that it is possible to carry out, our professionals will not hesitate to advise you on the type of Event corresponding to your desires. Collective vegetable gardens, recuperated workshop, ecological cooking, collaborative construction … There is no shortage of ideas for sustainable team building at Autentik Events!
Upstream, when you communicate about your event, favor a more ecological communication method (recycled paper or electronic way, without abusing it). And if you can, prioritize one or more players donating part of their revenues to a charity, in order to be sustainable on a larger scale. With this in mind, Autentik Events can help you choose the most responsible providers for your event!
1Source : French environmental opinions and practices in 2015, General Commission for Sustainable Development, n ° 750 April 2016 http://www.statistiques.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/fileadmin/documents/Produits_editoriaux/Publications/Chiffres_et_statistiques/2016/chiffres-stats750-opinions-pratiques-environnementales-2015-avril2016-b.pdf
2Source : France tv info survey : https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-radio/c-est-mon-boulot/sondage-pour-sept-cadres-sur-10-la-responsabilite-sociale-des-entreprises-doit-etre-integree-a-leur-strategie_2688326.html