CSANZ 2022

Sustainability

The CSANZ Meeting is committed to sustainability practice and reducing the impact on the environment. We encourage all attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and suppliers to also consider environmentally friendly options in attending the Meeting.

Our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint:

Please see below some of the initiatives underway with the organisers and suppliers for the 2022 Meeting. 

The Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

In 2018, GCCEC became ‘EarthCheck Platinum’ certified in recognition of its commitment to operating at the world’s highest environmental standard. EarthCheck is the world’s pre-eminent environmental management program for the travel and tourism sectors. GCCEC submits annual data to EarthCheck to benchmark their activities against the certifier’s key performance areas. GCCEC is proud of its reputation as a world-leader in sustainable meetings and events. The team is firmly committed to the continued cultivation of environmental and social stewardship and strongly supports eco-friendly practices, both operationally and in design.

Best practices at GCCEC include:

  • Waste minimisation and reduction of consumables
  • Integrated communication systems to control energy consumption and building services
  • On-site grey water recycling and management system
  • Working with supply chains to develop broader sustainable closed-loop systems
  • Procurement of environmentally friendly products and packaging.

The Meeting

  • Printed materials are kept to a minimum, with attendees encouraged to use electronic resources such as the Meeting website.
  • Abstract materials are provided electronically only, via the website or app.
  • Name badges use paper and lanyards that can be recycled.
  • Meeting bags are not provided.
  • Sponsors and Exhibitors are requested to reflect positive environmental values and practices in their participation.

 What can you do?

  • The Hotels selected by the Meeting are all located near to the Convention Centre. Where possible, we encourage you to walk between locations rather than taxi or drive.
  • Please follow the waste separation instructions at the venue and at your accommodation.
  • Tap water stations are available in the Centre, please bring your own reusable bottle or use the keep cup provided.
  • Please bring a reusable bag, if required, to carry your Meeting materials in.