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Braunschweig demonstrates sustainability in event sector
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Jun 23, 2013
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LOS ANGELES, California - For years the Stadthalle Betriebsgesellschaft mbH Braunschweig, in Braunschweig, Germany, has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and social responsibility. “Sustainability is a most important topic these days, and if you want to be successful in the event sector, you have to follow the green trend and deliver a sustainable product,” commented Manfred Pesditschek, Board Executive.
The event venues’ top operational performance and a responsible use of resources recently earned Green Globe re-certification. A long-term Sustainability Management System is in effect at Braunschweig’s Stadthalle Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, and environmental goals set by the business are strictly monitored. Some of the best practices include the switch to renewable energy resources, the integration of an event carbon footprint calculator, use of eco-certified cleaning products, recycled and biodegradable materials, waste separation, and ecological waste disposal. The purchasing policy favors regional and environmentally-friendly products for building materials, capital goods, food, and consumables.
“Mindful sustainability management and regular meetings of our green team contribute to our success,” General Manager Stephan Lemke is proud to report. “Our green team initiates important steps and measures, relevant to facility management, marketing, material planning, sales, and quality management, and the team oversees the implementation into our business operation. ‘Switch to Green’ is our philosophy, which allows us to cater for the growing demand of green meetings and events.”
Visitors are encouraged to arrive by train and event tickets include free public transportation. The company’s own “Greeny Icon” provides links to useful information on eco-friendly actions and recommendations for visitors, suppliers, and event organizers. As part of events and general business activities, the Stadthalle Betriebsgesellschaft mbH Braunschweig supports numerous charitable organizations and social projects.
ABOUT STADTHALLE BRAUNSCHWEIG BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Stadthalle Betriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH comprises three different venues: opened in 1965, the Stadthalle Braunschweig is the city’s convention and cultural center. This venue features a flexible room concept with the latest technology, and is home to almost 1,000 events annually. The Volkswagen Halle Braunschweig is an arena that accommodates up to 8,000 visitors, and hosts 80-100 events per year. The Eintracht Stadium is the traditional home of the regional soccer club, offering 24,400 seats.
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For more information, please visit www.greenglobe.com .