Arinex gains carbon neutral certification
Arinex has become the first Australian event management company to gain carbon-neutral certification. The certification by Climate Active is awarded to businesses and organisations that have achieved a state of net-zero emissions, otherwise known as carbon neutrality.
“We are acutely aware that this certification is only one step in our sustainability story – it’s not the be-all, end-all,” said Nicole Walker, managing director. “The important thing is to follow through with this for every event that we manage and to assist our clients in reducing the carbon footprint of their events while showing them they need not compromise on anything.”
The award comes as the company reports several new sustainable initiatives, all designed to help further reduce its footprint. Arinex introduced a Sustainability Policy in 2019 and signed up for the IAPCO Plastics Pledge, pledging to drastically reduce the amount of plastic used at events.
The company also joined more than 310 event industry stakeholders from 48 countries to sign the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge. Launched during the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the pledge signifies a joint commitment to achieve net zero carbon events.
The company has followed this up by recently banning all printed business cards for staff, making the switch to paper-free cards. It also follows the Sydney office’s move to a new, greener building on Market Street, which has a 5-star Nabers energy rating and 4-star Nabers water rating. Desk rubbish bins have been banned as part of a move to encourage recycling and waste reduction.
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