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Good practice guide  

Six good habits to adopt in organizing your professional event.

 
  • Choose a venue that meets the latest environmental standards, including for energy and water consumption

Standards and labels: many standards and labels exist to guide you in the choice of your event facilities, including the ISO 20121 standards (responsible management of events), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 9001 (quality management), the HQE label (High Environmental Quality) and professional labels such as "Imprim'vert" for printers and sign makers.

Facilities equipped with renewable energy sources, water and energy management equipment. For example, the use of outdoor solar lamps and "low energy" bulbs or LEDs that consume 7-12 times less electricity than a conventional bulbs.

  • Offer a fair trade or locally sourced restaurant

Promote menus based on seasonal products using local producers.

  • Avoid throw away, favour reusable

Emphasise the use of reusable and recyclable products and facilities. Reduce, sort and recycle waste.

  • Use environmentally friendly transport

Bordeaux is equipped with 3 tram lines, 78 bus lines and 1,800 self-service bicycles. Exactly what is needed to reduce the ecological footprint made by your movement around the city!

  • Include in your program outdoor activities that respects the environment

The setting of Bordeaux, on the doorstep of the largest French forest, the ocean and the Bay of Arcachon not to mention the Gironde estuary, enables you to offer team building activities in the great outdoors for a complete change of scenery.

  • Eco communicate and raise awareness of your participants

Enlighten the participants to your eco-responsible initiatives making them more aware of the preservation of our environment and improving their overall appreciation of the event.