International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) has revealed the impact of its industry leading Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program executed at Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event, which has exceeded ambitious sustainability targets.
In a record result for an event of its size and scale, a waste diversion rate of 62.5% was achieved, including 88% of materials being diverted from landfill during the event bump out and 15,200 plastic water bottles being saved.
ICC Sydney’s partnership with OzHarvest and Mathew Talbot hostel resulted in 855 kilograms of food being saved across a one-week period, representing the equivalent of 2,564 meals being donated to community members in need and 1120 tonnes of fertilizer being produced from organic waste matter.
The multi-faceted program was designed by ICC Sydney’s dedicated CSR team in partnership with event organisers, SWIFT, to reduce the ecological footprint of Sibos at all stages of event delivery as well as support community engagement. This included organic waste and recycling processing initiatives, minimisation of plastic water bottle consumption, excess food donations and the establishment of the first Sibos Charity Market Day.
Here, event exhibitors collectively donated 150 items to seven local charity organisations to be repurposed for their communities, from astro turf to umbrellas and potted plants.
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said the outstanding results are a key example of driving best practice and showcasing both ICC Sydney’s and the entire city as a sustainable destination.