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ISS World Expo Commitment to Sustainability

Shaping the Self-Storage Industry for a Sustainable Future

We know that sustainability is becoming increasingly important. Running the ISS World Expo offers us many opportunities to improve our impact environmentally, socially and economically in the regions we operate.

We want to make the ISS World Expo more responsible and play a role in helping the market improve its own sustainability. We do this through connecting people with networks and knowledge to help solve the big challenges in our industry.

Our Three Pledges

Inspiring Sustainable Development

Environmental Responsibility

Social Responsibility

See It In Action - Green Initiatives

Registration & Housing

Registration & Housing services are available only online, no printed forms are used. 

Exhibitor Service Manuals

ESMs are only available electronically via our website.  

Registration Name Badges

Badges are no longer mailed, saving carbon emissions from postal delivery. Plastic badge holders are also no longer offered.

Transportation

No shuttle transportation is provided from hotels to The Mirage.

Booth Furnishings

We make use of pre-cut to length table top vinyl, reusable drapery, wooden tables, and biodegradable trash can liners.

Staff Training

Our staff is trained to properly dispose of recyclable materials and other waste.

Transportation & Equipment

We utilize natural gas forklifts and hand carts to move freight, which assists in air quality.

Material Recycling

We recycle scrap materials post-show.

Signs & Graphics

Whenever possible, graphics are produced from environmentally responsible components with water-based inks.

Energy

We minimize energy use by reducing the lights, power and HVAC during move-in and move-out times in exhibit halls to reduce our event's carbon emissions from the venue energy use and to help us create Net Zero Carbon events, utilizing renewable electricity for 2024 and beyond.

Name Badges

Badges will be printed on recycled paper stock, and you'll have the option to recycle them after the show.

Registration

We have moved to 100% online registration, eliminating the need for printed onsite registration forms.

Exhibitor Service Manual

Exhibitor Service Manuals (ESMs) are made available electronically via our website to reduce paper waste.

Show Guide 

We eliminated 32 pages from this printed Show Guide to reduce paper consumption. All information has been posted in the ISS World Expo mobile

Signs & Graphics 

Whenever possible, graphics are produced from environmentally responsible components with water-based inks. 

Attendees and exhibitors have a role to play in improving the sustainability of the ISS World Expo. Below are several ways you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Registration

  1. Use the mobile app to obtain your badge onsite instead of printing your registration confirmation. 
  2. Return name badges to the registration desk after the show.
  3. Return your lanyard at show close to be reused at a future show.
  4. If you choose to print any show materials, print double-sided to reduce paper waste. 

Hotel & Travel

  1. Carpool or take public transport to/from the airport and to/from your hotel.
  2. Turn off lights and thermostat in your hotel room when you are at the show.
  3. Unplug appliances or other equipment when not in use.
  4. Turn off water while brushing your teeth or washing your face.
  5. Take shorter showers to save water and time.
  6. Ask for a recycling bag for your hotel room if one isn’t in place.
  7. Participate in the hotel linen reuse program.

Exhibit Booths

  1. Power down your booth at the end of each show day.
  2. Provide booth literature digitally, as well as when fulfilling requests and website referrals.
  3. If you must print, create reusable non-dated signs that can be used year after year.
  4. Avoid foam core signs and request recyclable material such as cardboard signage.
  5. Break down all cardboard boxes and put in the correct recycling bin.
  6. Use only compostable or recyclable materials for samples and giveaways.
  7. Set a goal to leave no trace behind by shipping out all booth properties and packing materials and donating extra giveaways.

Food & Beverage

  1. Bring/use your own water bottle/coffee cup and bring it with you each day.
  2. Eat vegetarian or vegan at least one meal per day. 

How Our Commitment Works

1. Inspiring Sustainable Development

Our first aim is for our events to inspire sustainable development.

This is about the sustainability of the industry that our event serves. With focus on our content and partnerships, we inspire our attendees, exhibitors and event teams to deliver a sustainable event.

2. Running an Environmentally Responsible Event

Our second aim is to run our events in an environmentally responsible manner.

The key is considering how we can reduce our carbon footprint through energy efficiency, consideration of our energy use, waste reduction and our procurement choices.

3. Running a Socially Responsible Event

Our third aim is to run our events in a socially responsible manner.

This requires us to think about the impact we have on the local community and whether we are being a good neighbor. It also includes how we consider the welfare of everyone at our events, how we do business in an ethical and safe manner and how we promote equality and accessibility.