fredag 3 februari 2012 | green
Vienna Convention Bureau to Certify Green Meetings
As a licensee of the Austrian EcoLogo, the Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB) is now authorized not only to assist conferences in matters relating to environmental impact, but also to certify them as 'Green Meetings.'
Nikolaus Berlakovich, Austria’s Minister for the Environment, has awarded the VCB the Austrian Green Meetings EcoLogo. This means that the bureau is now licensed to certify as Green Meetings conferences whose organisers take climate protection, regional value-added and social compatibility into account.
“Congresses of any size make an impact on the environment, whether it be due to their energy consumption, waste production, or CO2 emissions. The Vienna Convention Bureau has set itself the task of raising awareness of sustainable action in the conference industry, and supports initiatives and projects involving the themes of green meetings, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. As a licensee of the Austrian EcoLogo, we are not only pointing the way, but also aiming to enhance the competitiveness of Vienna as a congress city in the long term,” said Christian Mutschlechner, Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau.
The Green Meetings EcoLogo was created in the year 2009 by the Austrian Ministry of Life and the Consumers’ Association of Austria. In order to obtain certification, an organiser needs a licensee such as the Vienna Convention Bureau, who can not only handle the formal certification process, but is also bound by strict environmental protection regulations.
Besides the Vienna Convention Bureau, the following companies in Vienna are also certification bodies for Green Meetings: