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Head of Congress
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Head of PCO and Innovation Hubs
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Regional Director, Spain

WCGIC Congress

20 – 23 June 2018, Barcelona

WCGIC 2018 represents the third example of Congress services offered by Kuoni Congress to use their Sustainability Event Management System, established according to the criteria of the international standard ISO 20121.

Kuoni Congress’s focus for sustainability during WCGIC were the services managed for different group delegations in Hotels and Restaurants in and around the city.

Once more all hotel suppliers demonstrated their commitment to responsible business by signing their compliance with the Kuoni Congress Supplier Code of Conduct. A number of waste management actions were also visible in the hotels – among them stationary bars for paper pads and pens to encourage use on a needs basis, well indicated recycling bins for paper and plastic and glass bottles or jugs for water in meetings to avoid the use of plastic.

Restaurants and Catering services also respected sustainability by avoiding single use materials such as sugar sachets and disposable napkins. In order to promote accessibility for all, suppliers were also asked to highlight potentially problematic ingredients such as gluten, nuts and dairy in the menu cards.

Kuoni Congress also addressed the social side to sustainability at WCGIC by collaborating with the NGO Nutrición Sin Fronteras (Nutrition without Borders) to donate 105kg of surplus food from events to community centres in the city. Furthermore the Congress organisers generously donated Congress lanyards to a local sewing project, which teaches new skills to those looking for work.

Kuoni Congress Sustainability Team would like to express their thanks to all clients, suppliers and colleagues involved in the provision of Kuoni Congress services at WCGIC 2018.

Kuoni Congress began its sustainability journey back in early 2016. The division will address many topics in its commitment to reduce its impact and promote responsible business practice, parts of which coincide with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of :

  1. Quality Education
  2. Clean Water & Sanitation
  3. Affordable and Clean Energy
  4. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  5. Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  6. Responsible Consumption and Production
  7. Climate Action

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