24-25 Jul 2024

Our Sustainability Commitments

At Diversified Communications Australia, presenting the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo, we understand that being a responsible and sustainable business is essential, and our actions and decisions have a significant impact on the world around us. That’s why we have committed to working with our visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders to consider the impact our industry has on the environment and society we work in. We are striving to operate with environment and social responsibility and our goal is to create a better future for our customers, ourselves and future generations.

While there are big challenges ahead of us, we understand that little steps can go a long way and every change can make a difference. Our sustainability journey includes initiatives across our events and the wider business, so please explore our efforts and see how we are making a positive impact.

Minimising our environmental impact

  • We aim to reduce the number of printed signs and use digital signage where available
  • We aim to reuse or recycle all printed signage at the event
  • We aim to use less paper
  • We are using lanyards made out of recycled bottles and food packaging. And we will recycle the lanyards at the completion of the event
  • Our event registration badges are printed on recycled material
  • Water filling stations are available at our events and we encourage all attendees to bring reusable drinking bottles
  • We encourage our Exhibitors to exhibit sustainably. More information can be found here
  • All carpet, furniture and AV equipment provided by the organiser is hired and will be reused across multiple events before being disposed responsibly

Reducing our carbon footprint

  • We will turn off all electricity overnight
  • We will have separate waste bins, to encourage visitors to use appropriate bins for waste disposal
  • All food waste and coffee grounds will be composted
  • 63% of toilet flushing demands come from harvested rainwater collected from the exhibition roof
  • Where possible food has been sourced using local food producers

Supporting our local communities

  • ICC Sydney operates on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and we pay our respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders past, present and future
  • We partner with Oz Harvest to ensure any leftover food products are utilised at food shelters

Investing in green energy projects

Diversified Communications Australia organises a number of events aimed at making companies more sustainable and has invested significantly in a number of environmentally friendly projects. These include:

  • Investment in a wind farm in Portland, Maine
  • Investment in a solar panel energy facility in Portland, Maine
  • Acquisition of Intersolar North America
  • Acquisition of Smart Energy Decisions

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