Sustainability is our standard
After achieving our certification as a "Sustainable Meetings Berlin" partner for the first time in 2019, we used the Corona period to thoroughly review and revise our approach and measures on the topic of sustainability. Our Sustainability Officer, André Steuer, says about his task: "It's not a matter of working out theoretical concepts and strategies. The most important thing is to implement and live these with all 50 colleagues. Taking everyone along with us on this journey and internalizing a sustainable way of thinking and working is our goal."
Much has already been achieved in recent years. The auditors Martina Riediger and Anne Radke from the Trias agency, who conducted the re-certification audit on behalf of visitBerlin, were positively surprised at how supply chains have been changed, regional and meat-free offerings implemented and waste minimized, particularly in the area of cuisine. The auditors where particularly interested in the product calculator developed in-house, which can be used to verify the carbon footprint for each menu. This will enable us to convince our customers in the future to opt even more for low-meat menus. We compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions at events with the Conclimate project "Clean cooking ovens in Kumasi/Ghana".
But we have also been able to demonstrate further development in the other dimensions of sustainability: in employee training and development, fair wage and working conditions, equal opportunities and social commitment.
We are happy to have reached the next level in the SMB audit as a "Leader," but we are aware that our journey is far from over. We have already set ourselves the next goals - because nothing less than the future of all of us is at stake.
About Sustainable Meetings Berlin
With "Sustainable Meetings Berlin," visitBerlin focuses on the sustainable development of Berlin's event industry. The basis for the audit is a comprehensive catalog of criteria that covers all areas of sustainability. As a "Sustainable Meeting Partner", AXICA therefore had to demonstrate its sustainability performance in the following four fields as part of the audit: Governance, Risk & Compliance / Economy / Environment / Society.
Our "Sustainable Meetings Berlin" certificate as DOWNLOAD.