Eco-responsible Achievements presented by Rio TInto

Eco-responsible Achievements of BIAS[ED1]  2019

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Certifications

  • ISO 20121: Event Sustainability Management Systems
  • BNQ 9700-253: Sustainable Development – Responsible Event Management
  • Planetair carbon neutral: Carbon Neutral

BIAS has an eco-responsible approach aimed at continuous improvement in the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable development.

Environmental

Application of the 4Rs principle:

  1. Rethink: consultation with partners to improve practices
  2. Reduce at the source: virtual and electronic communication tools
  3. Reuse: equipment is mainly leased
  4. Recycle: sorting stations during the event
  • A waste management plan is implemented, and all waste materials are sorted, weighed and collected: 37% recycled materials (2017). BIAS has given itself a maximum target of 4.7 tonnes of waste sent to landfills.
  • Reusable tableware in certain sectors
  • Shuttle services for visitors and performers
  • Outreach teams will be present at the event to raise visitors’ awareness of waste management (WM) and greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  • Offsetting 900 t of GHG emissions: Trees will be planted to offset the GHGs produced by the organizers and performers. This represents the planting of 4,000 trees (= 1.6 ha).

Economic

  • Local investment: 50 regional suppliers

Social

  • Surplus food (VIP) is redistributed to organizations