Gold sustainability accreditation for Oxford Brookes Venues

Gold sustainability accreditation for Oxford Brookes Venues

In recognition of its exceptional sustainability standards, Oxford Brookes Venues has been awarded a gold accreditation by the industry’s ECOsmart scheme.

The ECOsmart scheme, run by Greengage Solutions, recognises eco-friendly hotels and conference venues that meet certified high standards of environmental sustainability.

The gold accreditation acknowledges that extensive measures have been put in place to fully embrace environmentally friendly events. Areas such as energy and water conservation, waste management and recycling, catering and corporate and social responsibility were assessed as part of the process.

Becky Rossiter, Commercial Operations Manager at Oxford Brookes Venues, said: “It is fantastic to be awarded the gold accreditation for how we operate at Oxford Brookes Venues. The events industry can cause considerable waste and impact on the environment so it’s vital that we acknowledge and address our responsibilities. Event organisers and attendees are making more conscious decisions to minimise their environmental impact. We want to encourage sustainable events by providing environmentally friendly venues and supporting organisers with green event practices.”

Committed to sustainability

Oxford Brookes University has a strong commitment to sustainability, recently pledging its support for the Zero Carbon Oxford Charter to help the city achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Its Environmental Sustainability Team helps to embed good practice across the University’s operations, teaching, research and facilities.

Michele Morley, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Oxford Brookes University, said: “It’s great to see a joined-up approach to environmental sustainability through our operations and the venues team. Achieving the gold accreditation is a great accolade, and we’ll be continuing to work together to develop even more sustainable practices in our events.”

Find out more about sustainability at Oxford Brookes Venues.

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