ExCeL publishes Sustainability Strategy

Friday, 17.11.2023
Carbon neutral event venue ExCeL London has published its Sustainability Strategy.
ExCeL London has unveiled its new Sustainability Strategy. Photo: ExCeL London

Under the umbrella of ADNEC Group’s wider ESG ambitions, ExCeL’s Sustainability Strategy is driven by five key pillars that support its core business both sustainably and ethically. The pillars cover: Sustainable Venue & Events; People, Culture & Safety; Community & Platform for Change; Clients, Partners & Supply Chain; and Governance & Ethics.

These pillars, and their detailed action plans, were developed following a double materiality assessment undertaken at the end of 2022, with over 600 stakeholder representatives across key groups including event organisers, exhibitors, visitors, employees, suppliers, event industry partners and ExCeL’s local community. During this process, ExCeL identified what’s important to their stakeholders and how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance can be further improved in the long-term.

“Sustainable development is fundamental to our success. By shaping the future of our events into one that is net zero, resource efficient and equitable, we aim to be a sustainability leader within our industry. I’m proud to say that our Sustainability Strategy is not only embedded in our business planning process but is fully supported by ADNEC Group, the ExCeL Board and the wider ExCeL team.”

ExCeL’s CEO Jeremy Rees

ExCeL is London’s largest event venue and remains committed to measuring and reducing its carbon footprint as a signatory for the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge. Since achieving carbon neutrality to the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard last year, it has since become a Planet Mark Certified Business ensuring that its Scope 1, 2 and core Scope 3 carbon emissions data is verified. The venue’s Net Zero Strategy is currently in development in alignment with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Corporate Net Zero Standard.