Mar 27, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
The Congress Center Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, has demonstrated corporate social responsibility for years. True to their motto ‘Growing in Balance’ the company has implemented a transparent and measurable long-term sustainability management system. It is the goal to create a new balance between economic growth and responsibility for the environment and the community. Congress Center Leipzig first achieved Green Globe Certification in 2010 and has been re-certified in 2011 and 2012. The entire Leipzig Trade Fair group and their associates, such as Fair Gourmet, are committed to the philosophy of sustainability.
Fair Gourmet provides an all-in-one catering concept for conventions, congresses, and trade shows, taking place at the Congress Center Leipzig and in central Germany. The catering company focuses on regional products, supporting the local economy, and suppliers are typically within a radius of 100 miles. For all products that are not available on the domestic market, the purchasing policy favours fair trade goods. Since 2011 only fair trade-labelled coffee is served on the entire convention grounds in Leipzig. Fair Gourmet is conserving resources where possible, and measures to decrease energy consumption are in place. During the low season months of summer, cooling facilities not needed are closed, which saves energy and thousands of Euro in electricity costs.
The cafeterias at the Congress Center Leipzig serve Fair Gourmet cuisine, and employees can enjoy fresh, seasonal and healthy food. In addition, Fair Gourmet offers their own product line of soups, spices, steak sauces, chutneys, marmalades, a variety of chocolates, picnic baskets, and their specialty cake in a glass, at a company store for Congress Center Leipzig staff. During the Holidays, local specialties, such as ‘Christmas Stollen’ can be purchased at the Leipzig Christmas Market.
About Congress Center Leipzig
The Congress Center Leipzig is part of Leipziger’s Messe new exhibition and convention center, and is directly connected with the exhibition halls and an impressive glass hall, which houses events of all types and sizes. The flexibility of the convention location with its modular concept offers many advantages for events of all kinds. State-of-the-art facilities and high-tech communications systems blend with exciting architecture, landscaping and contemporary design – the property is the epitome of ‘modern’. The Congress Center Leipzig has secured a top spot on the list for meeting and convention planners worldwide.
About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com