In summer 2022, the trade fair industry in Germany adopted industry-wide standards for environmental sustainability for the first time. The aim is to achieve climate neutrality by 2040, with milestones such as switching to 100 percent green electricity by 2025 paving the way forward. The industry position was further developed in the winter of 2023.
Future-oriented business and socially responsible action go hand in hand: The German trade fair industry is pushing towards climate neutrality.
The German trade fair industry comprises numerous players who have an influence across different areas of the industry: Site operators, trade fair organizers, exhibitors, visitors and service partners are just some of those involved. We will all work together responsibly to achieve the goals we have set ourselves and to continuously improve and expand them in line with social, political and industry requirements. We will monitor and report on our achievements on a regular basis. We have developed an industry positioning with nine building blocks and thus opened the door to a process that we will continue to develop and improve.
Trade fairs are marketplaces for companies worldwide to exchange products and services, but also to enter into new collaborations and market innovations. Trade fairs are meeting places where industry partners work together as problem solvers to pave the way to a sustainable future. Trade fairs function as think tanks where working on economic solutions to combat the climate crisis can be facilitated. In short: trade fairs are part of the solution on the way to a climate-neutral economy.
The German trade fair industry fully supports the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Building on the many existing climate protection measures of the varying players in the trade fair industry, we as an industry want to make our contribution to achieving the climate targets. In doing so, we act according to the principle of "avoid before reduce before offset".
The German trade fair industry is also committed to the sustainability goals of the United Nations as a guideline for its own business practices and has pledged to implement the following measures as a first step:
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