ACC Liverpool has become the first large-scale conference venue in the UK to join isla as it part of its continued commitment towards sustainability.
The waterfront venue has become the latest organisation to become a member of the independent industry body, which will provide guidance and training to support its journey towards Carbon Net Zero 2050.
Faye Dyer, managing director of The ACC Liverpool Group, said: “We are fortunate to work in an industry which is focused on people meeting to share knowledge, ideas and ultimately to make a difference. It is all our responsibilities to consider how we can use this as a platform and to make the necessary measures needed to implement changes.
“isla is very much aligned with our own commitments and we are excited to see how the team’s expertise will support our own environmental objectives, enable us to collaborate and above all make positive change in the industry.”
Femke Millership, isla membership manager, added: “We’re delighted to welcome ACC Liverpool into the isla community as a venue member. Venues have a crucial role to play in ensuring that the events industry is future-fit and can meet the demands of an ever-changing sustainability and climate change landscape. We look forward to working with ACC Liverpool to support our mutual aims and meet global net zero goals.”
ACC Liverpool also aims to maintain zero to landfill status and support the development of super low carbon events and is working towards delivery of the second year of its Social Value Plan.
Current commitments include installing LED lights across the campus – which also includes M&S Bank Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool – in addition to the team striving to achieve ISO150001. It aims to reduce single-use plastics across the site and implement a food composting system.