Adelaide Convention Centre and GCCEC in global first to achieve EarthCheck Platinum Certification
EarthCheck’s Platinum Certification recognises 10 consecutive years of best practice in sustainability, with both ACC and GCCEC demonstrating strong leadership and innovation, consistently performing at above best practice in several key areas of social and environmental actions.
Adelaide Convention Centre has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to food recycling and fighting the war on waste, while Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has tackled the challenge of reducing emissions and promotes a dedicated food redistribution and waste program.
EarthCheck CEO and founder Stewart Moore said that achieving EarthCheck Certification requires total dedication from the entire team to achieve improved results each year.
“To achieve this high level of certification not only speaks to their individual and enduring commitment to sustainable practices, but also highlights Australia’s sustainability leadership on the global stage,” he said.
“As Australia’s leading convention centres, they have consistently demonstrated a commitment to adopt responsible environmental practices, improve operational efficiencies and inspire a number of initiatives in their communities. Both Gold Coast and Adelaide Convention Centres ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to sustainability and they continue to play a vital role in conservation and community initiatives.”
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre general manager Adrienne Readings said the centre works extremely hard on its waste, water and energy-saving initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment and give back to the community.
“We believe that sustainability is something that should be a natural part of our daily actions because what we do today will benefit the delegate of tomorrow,” she said.
Adelaide Convention Centre general manager Simon Burgess said they were proud to lead the way on sustainability.
“Over the years we’ve been fortunate to play host to a number of key environmental events and have received lots of attention for our sustainability initiatives, from our worm farm to tree-planting and sustainable buildings and construction,” he said.
“It’s particularly thrilling to achieve EarthCheck Platinum Certification at a time when sustainability and the ‘war on waste’ is such a topical conversation.”