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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 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 2022 and beyond.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform, we have five main focus areas in our Environmental Management System that aligns with one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and in each area we will have metrics, goals, tracking, reporting and public disclosure of annual performance against stated goals. 

Climate 

We believe climate change is real and is already driving significant and varied risks to business and society. We are
committed to reducing carbon emissions (including setting a Science-based Target), increasing use of renewable energy, strengthening our climate resilience, and using our voice to advocate for sound government policy on climate change.

Our climate efforts support U.N. SDG7 and 13 (Affordable & Clean Energy; Climate Action), and our specific goal is:
50% Less Carbon Emissions per Square Foot by 2030.

Energy

As a major developer and operator of buildings, we know our use of energy is one of our major environmental impacts, and also a key driver of carbon emissions and operational costs. We are committed to increasing the energy efficiency of our existing buildings and implementing energy efficient technology for new developments and facility upgrades.

Our energy efforts support U.N. SDG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), and our specific goal is: 30% Less Energy per Square Foot by 2030.

Water

A significant portion of our company’s operations are in the desert city of Las Vegas. We actively participate in government policy efforts to support smart long-term water management and are proud our home city has some of the world’s best infrastructure for water conservation. We are committed to increasing the water efficiency of our existing buildings and implementing water efficient technology for new developments, facility upgrades and landscape upgrades.

Our water efforts support U.N. SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), and our specific goal is: 35% Less Water per Square Foot by 2030.

Materials 

From materials we choose for our new developments, to products we buy for our resorts, we know each purchase has an environmental impact. These choices also drive what we send to or divert from landfills. We are committed to increasing environmentally preferable purchasing in priority categories, accelerating materials recycling, and further exploring the use of circular economy principles. In addition, we will embed environmental criteria into our Global Procurement Policy, and engage vendors on environmental matters.

Our materials efforts support U.N. SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and our specific goal is:
75% Materials Diversion Rate by 2030.

Engagement 

We know that to achieve environmental leadership, we must engage stakeholders inside and outside our company. In addition to implementing bold initiatives, we are committed to proactively communicating our environmental efforts, learning how different stakeholders perceive our programs, securing third party validation of environmental claims, and developing partnerships, including with major convention clients, to help us advance shared environmental values.

Our engagement efforts support U.N. SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), and our specific goal is:
100% of Management Employees Trained on Environmental Policy & Goals.

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

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

 

Hotel & Travel

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

 

Exhibit Booths

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

 

Food & Beverage

  • Bring/use your own water bottle/coffee cup and bring it with you each day.
  • 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.