Melbourne moves to eighth spot in the Global Destination Sustainability Index
Now ranked number eight in the world overall, increasing its ranking by five spots from the previous year, Melbourne has moved into the top 10 cities worldwide with best practice sustainability initiatives, while maintaining its number one spot in Australia.
Melbourne and Melbourne Convention Bureau’s (MCB) sustainability performance was evaluated based on the city environmental performance, social performance, industry supplier support and MCB strategy and initiatives.
Melbourne’s highest ranking was in the category of supplier performance scoring 81 per cent followed by convention bureau performance, achieving 80 per cent.
MCB CEO Karen Bolinger said they had worked hard in partnership with the City of Melbourne to promote the value of sustainable practices for Melbourne’s business events industry.
“Making Melbourne a sustainable destination for international business events is a key goal for MCB,” she said. “We recognise that many clients want to host events in-line with recognised sustainability standards, so we have enlisted a team of sustainability champions to inspire all our industry stakeholders to take action.”