As we adopt a PPP Bottom-line philosophy to our business activities, awareness of our responsibility for a better tomorrow sees our project teams actively reducing their carbon footprint at each event and business connection we deliver.
Our objective is to support Africa's Just Mining Transition, which influences a better tomorrow for the continent of Africa and is why we wholeheartedly commit to making DRC Mining Week as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. Every consideration is given towards achievable delivery details of the conference with this goal in mind, to reduce our environmental impact and contribute towards a greener future. It is not always easy to apply sweeping changes to our delivery format, but we are on an upward curve of limiting our impact, with a target to deliver a net zero event in the coming years. Every element of DRC Mining Week has been planned with sustainability in mind, from the transportation options we offer to the materials used in our conference stages, reduced waste and venue food options. We strive to make this event as environmentally responsible as possible, and we hope to set an example for others to follow. By prioritizing sustainability in our planning process, we can make a positive impact on both Africa's mining future and the health of our planet.
VUKA Group is thrilled to present their pledge to the Go Green Africa initiative, a commitment to prioritize environmental sustainability across Africa. As an associate partner of this initiative, EDRC Mining Week promises to play a crucial role in helping to accelerate Africa's transition to a green economy, in a way that is just and inclusive. The pledge includes a commitment to five green actions, click here. DRC Mining Week is proud to take this step towards a sustainable future, and looks forward to working alongside Go Green Africa to make it a reality.
To reduce our environmental impact and create a better future for all, we incorporate sustainable practices at every step of the way.
No paper printed event catalogue or programmes. Our event guides are accessed digitally by attendees. Exhibitors are suggested to provide digital links to marketing promotional materials. All event marketing and construction materials are carefully sorted to recycle or upcycle during event breakdown. Attendee badges are sourced from recycled paper and lanyards recyclable when sourced directly.
Active awareness from attendees is encouraged and we provide multiple locations for recycle bins around the venue. Delegate bags and lanyards can be dropped off in dedicated upcycle bins at the exit to be distributed to school kids in the townships and rural areas.
Speaker and delegate bags are made from recycled PVC and waxed with sustainable material. An initiative to support job creation as ladies in the under privileged communities manufacture the bags by hand. Our logos sewn individually with recyclable material. Speaker gifts are sourced ethically and from sustainable materials.
A number of locations and feature areas are created using the latest technology in environmental stand construction, Xanita Board. An engineered fibreboard manufactured from fibres recovered from recycled used cardboard boxes. Xanita core is decorated with various surface finishes, including digital print ready kraft paper liners, and has a usable 3yr lifespan.
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