Minimising the Ecological Footprint of meetings and events

ICMS Australasia is committed to reducing the ecological footprint of meetings and events and to do so can adopt a range of innovative green practices and supporting sustainable procurement.


These include:

Selecting local suppliers to ensure the products sourced and supplied are environmentally conscious, locally produced, recycled or reused.

Using venues that have a sustainability policy.

Selecting local produce for catering. Unused food and beverages to be donated to a charitable food organisation.

For the exhibition, using recyclable or reusable display systems.

Producing reusable signage or the use of plasmas, projected or electronic signage to reduce production.

Producing all Trade Expo materials that are made from recycled/sustainable materials.

Ensuring Trade Expo communication is electronic format only, such as destination information and program of events.

Printing using recycled paper only.

Making travel to the event as carbon neutral as possible through the provision of carbon offsetting schemes.


ICMSA Sustainability Procurement Targets

For events under our management we have developed Sustainability Procurement Targets which include:

100% of paper products from 100% post-consumer recycled or FSC Certified stock

100% of coffee and tea sold/served from Rainforest Friendly or Fairtrade sources

100% seafood sourced from sustainable sources

80% of food and beverages served within 100 miles of the event venue

No packaged water at events (sold, brought-in or given away) with a focus on reusable cups and water stations

100% of signage diverted from landfill

100% of timber products from FSC or reclaimed sources

100% of delegate accommodation contracts with hotels with sustainability credentials

Of the above targets, ICMS Australasia has met six of these targets after only one year of implementation (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) and aims to reach goals seven and eight by the end of 2023.

ICMSA is also committed to sustainability with our staff and in our office procedures and practices.

These include:

Leasing office space whose owners are practicing – and improving – sustainability

Recycling of all paper products

Recycling food and beverage containers

Printing any documents double-sided

Using low-voltage office lighting and turning off lights and air-conditioning after hours

Encouraging the personal use of reusable plates, cups, mugs and other utensils

Diversity and Inclusion

ICMSA places a high level of importance on diversity and inclusion within the workplace and in the work we do with our clients and external suppliers. Our strategies supporting diversity and inclusion reflect the values of ICMS Australasia, our leadership, our commitment to our employees, and our employees having the confidence to raise and discuss important matters with the leadership team.

Our goals are to provide a pathway – through action - that ensures we are the best we can be in all areas. Investing in our people and building a diverse workforce not only increases employee engagement but improves our services to our clients and the many diverse sectors and areas of specialisation they each work in.