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SUSTAINABLE EVENTS ARE THE FUTURE

Exuberant mood. Celebrating people of all cultures, ethnicities and religions. An incredible sense of community and the sound that reverberates from the stage to the last row. These kinds of show experiences and the special dynamics they create inspire us at eps time and time again. And they are our motivation to create a safe event environment as an infrastructure service provider.

RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE

But such experiences and us as part of the event industry can only exist in the future if we respond to global climate change. In other words: The future belongs to sustainable events. For us, this means acting in a way that is ecologically sustainable, socially just and economically efficient to the same degree.


Long-term healthy economic development requires a sustainable approach, and the other way around. Only when we manage to conserve our resources in such a way that they will still be available to us to the same extent in the future will we have done our job well.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, epsMartin Steffen

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS

2020 2030
% REDUCTION OF THE CO₂ FOOTPRINT
2020 2030
% PRODUCT RECYCLING
2020 2030
% USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES
2020 2030
% REDUCTION OF WATER CONSUMPTION

* All figures so far apply to the German site in Bergheim.

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY

Since 2021, we have been working on establishing an environmental management system in accordance with DIN ISO 14001 to analyze the environmental impact of our business activities and to consistently reduce all environmental impacts in all business processes with targeted organizational measures. The starting signal was given at the German site in Bergheim.

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  • We are committed to continuously improve our environmental performance
  • Supply of the central location in Bergheim for more than 25 years with modern heat supply from renewable energies and since 2021 with 100% climate-neutral electricity from Green Planet Energy
  • Implementation of an own waste organization beyond the legally required level
  • No use of hazardous substances in all activities
  • Introduction of binding supply chain control with sustainability criteria
  • Training of employees in environmental protection and sustainability topics
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  • We are obligated to comply with all applicable legislation and its requirements that relate to our environmental aspects
  • Education and training of our employees in the necessary areas for their activities in the area of occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Certification according to SCC (Safety Certificate Contractors)
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  • Design and planning of products for the implementation of a circular economy
  • Material orientation according to climate and environmental aspects
  • Organization of own recycling routes in disposal
  • Own IT solutions for efficient logistics planning
  • Focused energy efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption at all locations
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  • We are obligated to avoid environmental pollution
  • Design of ground protection and turf protection products for the best possible protection of natural subsoils in all applications.
  • Organization of on-site work processes to reduce environmental damage
  • Choice of operating resources according to environmental aspects
  • Environmental risk avoidance through risk management
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  • The progress towards climate neutrality is continuously reviewed and balanced yearly
  • Planned measures are transparently included in an environmental program
  • Relevant data and indicators of the activities are recorded, evaluated and made available to employees and potential stakeholders.
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  • Member of B.A.U.M. e. V. and signatory of the Code for Sustainable Management
  • Regular networking and cooperation with companies from the sector to exchange experience on the ways and results of practice-oriented sustainability

A sustainable event is one that is designed, organized, and executed in a way that minimizes potential negative impacts and leaves a positive legacy for the organizers and all stakeholders.
UN Sustainable Events Guide 2012