CWT has launched a new meetings and events (M&E) carbon footprint calculator.
Combining travel, hotel stays, meeting space and food & beverage carbon consumption information for corporate events, it provides detailed environmental impact insights to both CWT event planners and clients alike, enabling more sustainable choices for global events aimed at audiences of 200 up to 50,000.
The CWT M&E carbon calculator analyses and reports on individual and collective delegate carbon emission and waste data for the entire event lifecycle, from planning to completion. It maps emission data against each individual customer’s own carbon benchmarks for current and future events.
The calculator signposts specific event elements where more optimal sustainable solutions could and should be sought – be that event destination, transportation, accommodation and venues, food and beverage, material, and/or waste management.
Supported by award-winning carbon intelligence platform, Thrust Carbon, with whom CWT launched flight, hotel and car hire point of sale carbon indicators last year, the launch of the M&E carbon calculator launch follows an intensive six-month pilot program. CWT extensively tested the tool on its own and select customer events, culminating in a robust, accurate and secure tool with ease of use at the heart of its formula, ready to integrate with future API connections.
“This year, in-person meetings have outstripped virtual and hybrid events by ten to one. With nearly all our M&E customers and prospects citing ambitious long term corporate sustainability goals for their organisations – whether they run ongoing strategic meetings management programs or individual large-scale events – we are helping them realise their carbon-emissions reduction strategies,” said Ian Cummings, Global Head at CWT Meetings & Events.