This news item originally appeared on the cievents website.
Tuesday 22 September 2020: Meetings and event management agency cievents has today launched a carbon offset program aimed at delivering carbon-neutral meetings and events programs.
Through this exclusive program, cievent's customers can now offset against domestic and trans tasman flights, accommodation, ground transfers, AV, food and beverage, and general conference requirements. Customers can calculate, record and report CO2 emissions per meeting or event, and through cievent's partnership with South Pole, a leading project developer and global climate action expert, customers can offset their carbon footprint against a range of global climate action and sustainability projects.
Global GM cievents Natalie Simmons said "while we all have an ongoing responsibility to help reduce the environmental impact of the meeting and events industry, at cievents we think that this responsibility needs to go further than reduce, reuse and recycle."
"That's why we now offer our customers the opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their meetings and events against a global climate action project. This way, we will mitigate environmental impacts and improve lives in communities around the world," said Natalie.
This new carbon offset program is in alignment with cievents' commitment to 5 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and included in their company purpose. The Carbon Offsetting project addresses three of those goals: Goal 7, Affordable and Clean Energy; Goal 13, Climate Action; and Goal 17, Partnership for The Goals.
Speaking on cievents' partnership with South Pole, Natalie said the partnership has created opportunities for customers to really make a difference on a global scale, by supporting a range of climate action projects around the world.
"We have worked with South Pole to identify some amazing climate action projects that our customers can support. These projects range from providing clean water filters in Cambodia, helping bush regeneration programs with Traditional Landowners in Australia, investing in solar energy infrastructure in India, and rainforest conservation." said Natalie.
"Through supporting these climate action projects, our customers and their supply chain partners and employees can really feel proud of their role in mitigating environmental impact and improving lives in communities around the world."
To learn more about cievents' exclusive carbon offset program, please visit this link.