Since its launch in October 2021, Conference Care has used its in-house carbon measurement tool for 20 events.
Conference Care director, Chris Peacock, said: “With over 20 projects completed, we’ve helped organisations to evaluate their impact, make real reductions and build sustainability into their future decision-making and strategies.
Based on initial data, Carbon Consultancy generates an estimated footprint of the event, prior to it taking place and suggests ways the event could reduce its carbon footprint. Once the event has taken place, the carbon footprint will be recalculated based on the final data provided, and the impact of these changes assessed. The Carbon generated can be offset and certified through a bespoke portfolio of Verified Carbon Standard projects or through a client’s own offsetting programme.
Peacock added: “We set out to offer the first, most accurate measurement tool possible. Events are complex, which means that your measurement tool has to be equally sophisticated.
“With our background in event logistics, the data gathering process is really streamlined and easy to follow. I think that organisers can be blinded by the sheer volume of information available generally but with no means to collect or measure the data needed, sustainability can fall by the wayside.”
Dan Hill‐Morriss of Carbon Footprint, the assessing and validating body behind Carbon Consultancy, added: “Understanding the carbon impact of any event can be a complicated and challenging task. Conference Care’s new Carbon Consultancy service, including the event footprint calculator tool, will take the pain out of this exercise for their customers and encourage more event organisers to take account of the impact and make a positive contribution to addressing climate change.”
A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.