Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria wins Melbourne Award for contribution to
RASV were presented with the award for Contribution to Sustainability by a Community Organisation after a successful submission and interview process, with entries judged by panels selected from 35 business and 40 community leaders across a range of industry sectors.
RASV is responsible for not only conducting the State’s largest annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show, but also manages the city’s largest flexible indoor/outdoor venue, Melbourne Showgrounds, implementing a number of sustainable initiatives across the event and venue.
“RASV is thrilled to have been awarded this honour in recognition of our commitment to work towards environmental best practice in all we do,” said Jon Perry, acting CEO at RASV.
“Across all areas of our organisation we are dedicated to improving sustainability facilities and services, not only for our own events but for the 650 events held at Melbourne Showgrounds each year. It is also wonderful recognition for the team who have worked so hard to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environmental credentials.”
RASV says the commitment to sustainable practices is ongoing, as it not only contributes to the protection of the environment, but also makes good business sense.
“We have formed a Green Committee to develop our environmental policies with the aim to advance facilities and work directly with suppliers to reduce waste, increase recycling and limit energy and water usage,” said Perry.
“The greatest achievement for us is that we have not only shifted our own business practices, but as managers of Melbourne Showgrounds, we have helped influence the behaviours of other events companies, caterers and commercial exhibitors who use the venue. We are thrilled to be able to offer all our venue clients the opportunity to conduct greener events.”