Sustainability | SupportWorld Live

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Sustainability at HDI’s SupportWorld Live

At Informa, we achieve sustainable commercial success through thoughtful market focus and superior results for our customers. Being a sustainable business is central to how we run our events, make decisions, and do business every day.

Sustainability at Informa has five key pillars: content, our customers, the communities we work within, our colleagues and the environment.

Our continuing evolution of producing sustainable events is fueled by insight, innovation, and collaboration. We are proud of our commitment to having a positive environmental and social impact on both the communities and industries we work within.

We strive to raise awareness of sustainability issues among our suppliers, our customers, and the owners of the venues we use.


What Informa is Doing:

  • Collaborating with our venues and general service contractors to compile data on the waste our events produce and the electricity our events use. We're studying the data to determine how we can improve from year to year.
  • Printing as much signage as possible on recyclable materials.
  • Ordering multiple-use carpet.
  • Using Energy Star–rated projectors, monitors, and speakers; using LED lighting; and encouraging the use of LED lighting for booths.
  • Partnering with charitable organizations and instituting wellness initiatives at our events.


SupportWorld Live Sustainability

We are committed to continually improving the sustainability of SupportWorld Live and aim to stay at the forefront of driving change within the events industry.

  • We choose partners that value sustainability, such as GES and The MGM Grand, which has achieved the highest ranking in Green Globes (4) and Green Keys (5).
  • We collaborate with venues and general service contractors to compile data on the waste produced by events and electricity used, which is studied to determine improvements from year to year.
  • We've eliminated the use of plastic badge holders.
  • We’ve replaced almost all foam core signage with signage made from 100% recycled cardboard substrate.
  • We’re selecting local/seasonal/sustainable menu items whenever possible.
  • We will feature reusable or compostable dishes/utensils at all food and beverage functions.
  • We’ve eliminated paper speaker evaluations in favor of electronic feedback forms.
  • We’ve partnered with AdoptAClassroom to make a donation to a local Title 1 school, Duane D. Keller Middle School, for every completed evaluation.
  • We’re offering organized morning fun runs/walks for attendees to address their wellness during the event.
  • We’re creating an area for leftover exhibitor “swag” to be offered to attendees, then donated locally, to minimize waste.