The Amberg Conference Center has joined the voluntary “fairpflichtet” sustainability code. The sustainability code, initiated by the two largest industry associations - the German Convention Bureau e. V. (GCB) and the Europäischen Verband der Veranstaltungs-Centren e.V. (EVVC) - pursues the goal of ensuring corporate responsibility for sustainability within companies and in organizing and carrying out events.
The sustainability code is made up of ten guidelines and associated detailed guiding principles. These help guide event locations to act sustainably in everything they do, in terms of economic, ecological and social aspects.
“We accept these guidelines as a voluntary obligation, and will prepare an annual progress report as part of our ongoing commitment to work on sustainability at our facility” says Petra Strobl, Managing Director of the Amberg Conference Center.
Currently, around 50 companies – including conference and event centers, hotels, boards of tourism and service providers – have joined the initiative.
“By signing the Code, we are supporting a comprehensive quality standard for the conference and event industry that represents what we want to offer our customers today” – emphasizes Managing Director Petra Strobl. The sustainability code provides quality-based guidelines for our business activities, in particular in the areas of planning, organizing, and carrying out types of events and conferences. “As we carry out over 300 events each year with around 75,000 participants, this is both an obligation and a challenge.”