Venues and Events International launches Sustainability and Technology Division to bolster ESG commitment

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Venues and Events International have launched a Sustainability and Technology Division as part of its commitment to driving ESG initiatives.

The move follows the successful 2022 launch of Venues and Events International’s EVENTsmart product, designed to help clients plan, deliver, and measure sustainability goals for their events.

Venues and Events International believes in its responsibility to run a safe and environmentally sound business that supports the communities it works in, and promote good governance. This responsibility sits alongside the business’s commitment to supporting client’s ESG aims through meetings and events delivery.

Anita Lowe, Venues and Events International CEO, said: “We have a huge passion for sustainability and governance, underpinned by investigating innovative ways of working in our own business, and for the events we deliver for clients. We are in the privileged position of being able to encourage our industry and supply chain in their ESG goals by promoting new initiatives, such as our EVENTsmart product.”

As part of this new division, Venues and Events International is focusing on innovative technology. Having recently relaunched its booking portal with the enhanced Instant Book feature, the agency is working with clients on further enhancements to ensure client efficiencies and cost savings.

Anita Lowe, Venues and Events International CEO, said: “With ESG as guiding business principles, we’ve set ourselves the target of being carbon net zero by 2030, by working smarter, day-to-day. And it’s great to see initiatives like this supporting clients, too. In the eight months since launching EVENTsmart, many clients have adopted it to achieve detailed reports on their carbon footprint, and offsetting. In 2022, we successfully helped one client book over 50% of their meetings into sustainable venues and this target has increased to 70% for 2023. Next on our agenda is enhancing our support to our teams and individual employees in community work and fundraising.”