Gift & Home 2023 ® Environmental Sustainability Charter
We are conscious of the importance of ensuring that Gift & Home 2023 is an environmentally sustainable event, and we are actively working to reduce waste and carbon emissions levels.
Sustainability only works if we are all involved and working together
We choose the RDS as our eco-friendly venue due to its central location, which is easily accessible with good public transport links and with a range of accommodation options nearby.
RDS holds the ISO 50001:2018 standard for Energy Management Systems and there is a 100kwpsolar installation on site, with a further 1MW of potential roof space earmarked for development through to the end of 2025.
It is expanding its network of electric vehicle charging stations in 2023 to help facilitate the transition to sustainable transportation, and it is increasing the number of bicycles stands available on site to encourage people attending events here to use active transport.
We ask our catering providers to use sustainable food packaging and coffee cups.
Waste – it segregates dry mixed recyclables, waste timber, green waste, food and other compostable waste so they enter the appropriate waste processing streams.
We have reduced printed marketing material to the minimum. So, our Exhibitor Catalogue can now be found online.
In order to reduce waste all of our exhibitor material such as invoices, contracts and exhibitor manuals are now distributed online.
What can you do to engage with the sustainability initiatives being employed at this year’s event?
Use the appropriate bin when disposing of any waste – this helps us to maintain the ‘zero waste to landfill’ policy at the RDS.
Take public transport or avail of the 5 solar powered EV charging points located in the Merrion Road carpark.
Use the Show as an opportunity to arrange as many meetings as you can thereby reducing the need to make additional trips in the future.
Exchange Digital Business Cards instead of physical.
Bring a bag, pen, and any other items you may need during the day.
Photograph business cards or flyers instead of taking a physical copy.
We recycle badge holders & lanyards, please drop them in the boxes which are located near the exit doors.
Use QR codes instead of printed materials to provides attendees with.
Provide samples and giveaways made from sustainable or reusable supplies.
Don’t let your assets be a one-show wonder – design them with re-usability in mind.