Here at EventCity, we are committed to sustainability. We put economic investment, environmental responsibility and communities at the heart of everything we do. As a sustainable event organiser, we understand that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to organisations, so we will deliver your event in line with your sustainability goals and CSR aspirations.
We are currently IS0 50001 compliant and are striving to be awarded event status IS0 20121 by The International Organization for Standardization. We have also been awarded Bronze for Green Tourism - an award which recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable.
Additionally, we work on local projects in partnership with TRAFFORDCITY, the intu Trafford Centre, MediaCityUK and Quays Culture to enable our environment to flourish and prosper.
Over 98% of waste generated on site is diverted from landfill, with 69% being recycled and 29% turned into energy. Our next target is 0% waste to landfill. We have separate recycling streams for paper, cardboard, wood, glass and fluorescent tubes. We are also investigating an innovative food waste recycling scheme which in the future would fertilise our flower beds, which would be pollinated from our Bees. All part of our sustainable future planning.
We always recommend sustainable options for reaching our venue: the correct bus, walking, and cycling routes. The new Metrolink Trafford Park Line tram connection will be completed in 2020, making it even easier to get to us.
EventCity is all on one level. We have exceptional disabled facilities, parking spaces and drop-off points. We understand that thousands of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities that severely limit mobility, cannot use accessible toilets. That’s why we have invested in ‘Changing Places’ toilets which provide a large space with a bench and a hoist, allowing carers or family members to provide the support needed.
We are proud to take a leadership position on issues, chairing the Trafford Impact Group which brings together local businesses, sports facilities, retailers and emergency services to share information on footfall and traffic movement and manage congestion together. We are also founding members of the Green Business membership scheme.