GES EMEA Collaborates for ESG Strategy
Global Experience Specialists (GES) EMEA has partnered with specialist sustainability, social change, and BCorp advisory business Seismic to address its societal and environmental impact.
In recent years, GES has seen the continued development of its Show Ready modular product, which is entirely recycled or re-used, as well as an investment in its graphics and fabrics to ensure they are PVC and solvent-free and 100% recyclable, avoiding landfills.
GES has also established new office bases at ExCeL London and the NEC, helping to reduce vehicle emissions by 50% and, in many cases, eliminate transportation needs entirely for its clients attending shows at these venues.
Most recently, GES partnered with Rewind carpet, another innovation in production technology that reduces emissions at creation. The brand also agreed to another partnership with Reconomy last month.
“We are working with Seismic to help take us to the next level. We’re already doing so much to ensure our business is as sustainable as possible, but we want to do more; we want to lead in this area. Our work with Seismic will challenge us to be even better and provide our clients with even greater confidence in our commitment,” said Dean Linehan, vice president client relations at GES.
“GES is paving the way towards a more sustainability-focused events industry, and we are delighted to be their partner in this journey. They have already made considerable progress to reduce the environmental impact of their services, and our work with them will help them realise their ambitions and amplify their impact,” said Amy Bourbeau, co-founder and chief impact officer of Seismic.
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