act for the future

As part of the Easyfairs group, we are members of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge and commit to being net zero by 2050 and to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Making Empack and Logistics & Automation Porto an impactful & responsible event for our community.

Easyfairs is committed to running Empack and Logistics & Automation Porto in an environmentally and socially responsible manner by:

SUSTAINABILITY

act for the future

Our main initiatives:

travel

Travel & Accommodation

Travel & Accommodation

  • The venue is equipped with EV charging stations
  • The venue is equipped with parking for bikes
  • We recommend a carpooling situation
  • Donation of parking tickets of exhibitors who do not come by car to a social action
food

Food & Food Waste

Food & Food Waste

  • We ask our suppliers to exercise portion control at catering points to reduce waste
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available at the catering points
energy

Energy

Energy

  • We limit our energy consumption by strictly controlling ligthing, heating and HVAC levels
  • The event venue and stands are equipped with LED lighting
  • The site has 100% renewable energy with GdOS (Gestion de Garanties d'Origine): cogeneration, hydraulic and wind.
freight

Freight & Logistics

Freight & Logistics

  • We apply sustainability criteria in contracts and RFPs
  • We select our suppliers based on sustainable transportation criteria
production

Production & Waste

Production & Waste

  • We sort waste generated by our events
  • We lay resuable carpet tiles at the event
  • Our Smart Badge technology allows significant reduction of paper by our exhibitors
social

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

  • Our content programme features subjects surrounding sustainability
  • We provide a platform to start-ups to present their breakthrough innovations
all-in

Exhibitor tips

Dear Exhibitors: join our green team and act for the future!
When exhibiting at Empack and Logistics & Automation Porto, you are playing an essential role in helping us create a sustainable event.

Here are some actionable tips on how to make your participation more sustainable:

Select a reusable all-in stand model from the organiser or design your own stand so that the structure will be reused multiple times, year after year. Work with your stand builder to make your stand as sustainable as possible! Avoid creating a disposable stand just for one event…

Create reusable signage (without any date on it) made from recyclable materials and with eco-friendly ink when possible

Use LED lighting and other energy efficient equipment for your stand and don’t forget to turn it off at the end of the day

Try not to use carpet, and if your really need it, chose preferably reusable carpet tiles. If you use regular carpet, ensure that it is recyclable and that it will be recycled

When possible, chose public transport or carpool with your colleagues

Choose a hotel within walking distance and/or applying eco-friendly practices

For your transport, consolidate your shipments and use preferably transport and logistic companies applying sustainable practices

Favour local suppliers to support the local economy and reduce transport

Favour suppliers presenting environmental and social credentials

Bring your own reusable water bottle to take advantage of our water fountains and help us reduce the use of single-use plastic

If you serve food on your stand, select preferably locally sourced and plant-based options and avoid the use of single-use plastics

Avoid wasting food and only order the quantity needed

Take an active part to the multiple initiatives and discussions during the event which will support the sustainable development of your sector

Inspire visitors by showcasing the sustainable credentials of your products

Advice for visitors

Dear visitor: join our green team and take action for the future! Help us make this event more sustainable!

Here’s what you can do:

🔋 EASYFAIRS PUBLISHES ITS FIRST SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 🌱

Reducing its carbon footprint by a third since 2019, in this press release Easyfairs presents a transparent overview of its work over the past year, looking ahead to further progress in the implementation of its “Act for the Future” strategy.
If you want to know more, read on!

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