Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (ref: United Nations). When a large group of people travel together for an event or meeting, they will inevitably use lots of resources. Therefore, we encourage all conference organisers to make sustainable choices.
In Tampere, the work for sustainability during events started already in 1992, when Tampere Hall was one of the first conference centers in the world to launch sustainability programs and policies. In 2014, Tampere Hall became the first ever congress center to obtain the Nordic Ecolabel.
Tampere Convention Bureau is strongly committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship. We recognize that aiming for good performance in sustainability is an on-going learning and development process.
Our decisions and actions are guided by the ICCA Scandinavian Sustainable Meetings Accord. As of June 2016, we decided to get involved with the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
Through policy and operational practices Tampere Convention Bureau is dedicated to continuous improvement in:
We envision, that in the near future, Tampere will be widely known as one of the world’s best choices when choosing a sustainable conference destination.
Our measurable goal is to fit within the top 20 cities in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
Tampere Convention Bureau encourages all its partners to show strong commitment towards improvement in sustainable policies and practices in order to work together towards a more sustainable Tampere.
Tampere Convention Bureau has taken the following actions:
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