SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability & charity at BLE

   

As a market leader in live events, UBM sees it as fundamental that we are conscious of the impact that our actions have on the environment and the communities in which we operate. We endeavour to control our impact.

UBM strives to manage its impact by ensuring that the principles of sustainability are at the core of all our activities.

    
  
We are committed to achieving a sustainable events industry, and will continue to be at the forefront of driving change.

 

Our aim: 

To reduce the carbon impact of our events by 11.4% by 2020. By doing this we reduce our contribution to climate change and its effects.

What we are doing:

  • Switching to LED lights for all of our shell scheme, reducing the energy use of each bulb by 80%.
  • Switching to recycled paper for all of our printing as this reduces its carbon impact by 28%.

 

Our aim:

To engage everyone involved in our events with both what we are doing, and what they can do to increase the sustainability of our events.

What you can do:

  • Click here to find out what to consider while exhibiting, such as how to design your stand.
  • Click here to find out what to consider as a visitor.

 

Our aim:

For everything to be either reused or recycled at the end of the show, therefore reducing both the amount of resources we use and the waste we create.

What we are doing:

  • All of our signage and carpet is recycled.
  • We carefully design our feature areas so that they create minimal waste.

 

Our aim: 

For all of our events to have an industry relevant charity partner, so that we support our community and ensure that our events have a positive legacy.

What we are doing:

  • We select charities to work with each year that give back to the community. In 2017, we will be supporting the Light Fund.

 

Our aim:

To look at the economic, environmental and social aspect of all of our purchases, to ensure the products and services we use help us achieve a sustainable event.

What we are doing:

  • Sustainability requirements are incorporated into all of our tenders and contracts.
  • We are switching to sustainable materials, such as our signage which is made out of renewable materials.

 

Our aim:

To ensure the safety of all onsite through implementing best practice health and safety processes.

What we are doing:

  • Leading the events industry in the implementation of health and safety.

 

BLE is proud to support...

The Light Fund, created in 2004 is an industry wide charity that raises monies to fund worthwhile charity projects to help children, women and men. The Light Fund is an acronym for:  The Licensing Industry Giving Help Together. Since its inception, The Light Fund has raised over £1 million for numerous charities. Governed by a committee of dedicated people who give their time for free, it gained official registered charity status in 2012.