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Sustainability Policy


ISPIM is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to ISPIM’s professional activities and the management of the association. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help our members and partners to do the same.


Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:

  • To comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

  • To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.

  • To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implementing and improving it.

  • To minimise the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.

  • To make suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policy, and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.

  • To review and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.


Practical Steps
In order to put these principles into practice we will:


  • Endeavour to source an environmentally friendly conference venue.

  • Endeavour to use social event venues within walking distance of the official conference venue.

  • Encourage caterers to source local produce whenever possible.

  • Encourage caterers to use crockery, cutlery and glass whenever possible.

  • Promote the use of tap water, water dispensers and refillable water bottles instead of bottled water bottles.

  • Select environmentally friendly hotel(s) as the official event hotel(s).​

  • Organise the event using environmentally friendly ways of communication (email/website).

  • Inform delegates of public transport routes.

  • Source environmentally friendly materials for delegate packs such as bags, pens, paper for event book.

  • Reduce paper consumption by restricting the number of delegate pack inserts and encouraging advertisers to advertise in the official event book.

  • Cut down on unnecessary packaging.

  • Discourage the use of single use plastic.

  • Recycle event materials such as bags, lanyards, badge holders, pens.

  • Recycle aluminium cans, paper, plastics, glass and plastic bottles.

  • Take all steps to reduce the amount of waste, carbon emissions created by the event.


Equipment and consumption of resources

  • Minimise our use of paper and other consumables, for example by double-siding all paper used, and identifying opportunities to reduce waste.

  • As far as possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of waste, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment.

  • Reduce the energy consumption of equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and good housekeeping.

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