ExCeL teams up with isla to offer carbon measurement
A partnership between ExCeL London and isla will move the venue one more step towards net zero.
The TRACE platform, which will be an additional service available to any event hosted at the venue, is designed to help reduce and report the environmental impact of an event’s whole life cycle, from the early planning stages to the moment an exhibitor heads home. In addition, ExCeL London will hold its own license to aid data capture and measurement.
“As an industry, we know we need to change from the make/break/dispose mentality when it comes to staging events and move to a circular approach. However, to be able to do this, you need to fully understand and measure your event’s existing carbon footprint so you can then determine where you can make the greatest impact,” said Natalie Sykes, sustainability manager for ExCeL London. “This is where TRACE comes in, and we’re delighted to be working alongside experts isla to play our part in helping to inform and inspire the events sector to make sustainable choices.”
Formed in 2020, isla is the UK’s most trusted, independent non-profit organisation founded by event professionals focusing on a sustainable future for events. The new partnership will also see ExCeL become a member of isla, becoming one of the first UK venues to have signed up.