Sustainability has always been a driving force of our Feeding Your Performance culinary philosophy here at Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment centre, ICC Sydney — proudly managed by ASM Global. Working with local farmers and suppliers has been a prime focus of our mission over the last six years and we continually seek new and innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint while maximising positive social contributions in our local and regional communities.
In alignment with the ASM Global ACTS framework, our diverse culinary and kitchen management team embody all three core pillars of: Protect the Environment, Invest in People and Strengthen our Communities in everything we do.
Our 2023 Menu Collection is no exception. With sustainability at its core, the latest menu has undergone a detailed carbon calculation analysis and features 186 low carbon options across our Breakfast, Lunch, Plated, Canape, Morning and Afternoon menus and signature dishes — making it easier for event organisers to make more informed choices and a positive difference through their next event at ICC Sydney.
Under the guidance of our Director of Culinary Services, Lynell Peck and with the support of our venue’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager Jess Zickar, we have estimated the carbon footprint associated with the farming, harvesting, production, and transportation of our ingredients for the very first time. This is an incredibly exciting development for our team and clients who together have worked to reduce the carbon footprint of events. We plan to further meet the commitments of both the Exhibition and Event Association Australasia’s Sustainable Events 2030 Pledge and the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge while providing event organisers with even more pathways to reduce their environmental impact while hosting events at our venue.
Celebrating First Nations
As part of our work towards reconciliation, the team is committed to sourcing Australian native ingredients from First Nations suppliers and engaging with more Indigenous-owned businesses. We are proud partners of Creative Native’s Edible Reconciliation, a part-Indigenous owned venture with a mission to supply more high quality indigenous ingredients to the food service industry. By featuring native Australian foods in our menu, we can tell the stories of Australia’s First Nations people to our clients and delegates, further connecting them to the cultural heritage of this beautiful country.