Riva del Garda Fierecongressi is an organisation that has always paid careful attention to sustainability. For some time now, it has undertaken a policy of taking extra care in terms of its facilities and services, paying particular note to the environment and responsible development, with respect for social and local aspects. With this in mind, and continuing with the policy adopted up until now, the organisation has decided to take measures to obtain ISO 20121 certification.
This certification declares the sustainable management of events, both from an environmental and social point of view, and also considers the economic aspect. It is a certification that would be amongst the first of its kind to be obtained in Italy, and could therefore be of interest to a wide and varied array of users, with positive benefits for exhibitors too.
A fundamental aspect in the application of this regulation is the active involvement of the stakeholders, and both exhibitors and their stand-fitters fall into this category. In particular, they will be requested to pay attention to the environmental and social aspects by respecting the regulations in force, in-keeping with the local area, as has been the case in the past, along with a basic attitude regarding these matters that characterises their own organisation.
It is Riva del Garda Fierecongressi’s intention to identify ways in which to reward those who are able to show evidence of these attitudes and who make choices to go in that direction, both in the preparatory phase and also in terms of the management of their space during the event. These enhancement measures (discounts, prizes/recognition of the most careful exhibitor, logistical positioning, creation of ad hoc halls, etc.) may also be suggested or proposed by the exhibitors themselves, in order to highlight their expectations and efforts in this matter.
Below is a summary of the objectives that Riva del Garda Fierecongressi has included in its own policy and that are important in order to better explain the route undertaken.