ISSA Show North America 2022 prioritises sustainability

Annual cleaning trade show to use 100 per cent renewable energy.

ISSA Show North America 2022, along with its exhibition organiser, Informa Markets, will prioritise sustainability and power the event using 100 per cent renewable electricity.

Taking place 10-13 October, 2022, at McCormick Place in Chicago, ISSA Show North America 2022 is committed to inspiring sustainable development, hosting an environmentally accountable event, and conducting it in a socially responsible manner.

John Barrett executive director of ISSA said the association’s goal is to run a socially and environmentally responsible event that inspires sustainable product development and business practices.

“The show will also prioritise sustainability by featuring an environmental, social responsibility, and governance (ESG) educational track with a multitude of sessions.”

The show will feature an array of ESG sessions designed to spark meaningful discussions around current, trending topics such as cleaning for health, driving value through healthy buildings, environmental responsibility, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Sofidel is the show’s sustainability presenting sponsor. The company will share details of its sustainability journey at the show within the Sustainability Hub.

Show attendees are invited to stop by the hub to also engage and learn about the sustainability efforts that Informa Markets, ISSA, McCormick Place, and GES are executing to ensure ISSA Show 2022 is an environmentally and socially responsible event.

ISSA Show North America 2022 has partnered with GES, its official general services contractor, to reduce its carbon footprint through energy efficiency, consideration of energy use, waste reduction, and procurement choices.

This includes using 100 percent renewable electricity, reducing waste by donating usable leftover materials, and placing additional recycling bins in all official show management meeting spaces.

To encourage social responsibility, ISSA Show North America has partnered with ISSA Charities the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA, by sponsoring, funding, and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry.

In addition, the event offers the chance to donate all leftover materials to Opportunity Village, a non-profit organisation that serves people in the Las Vegas community with intellectual disabilities, for training purposes to help place participants in cleaning industry positions.

“Together with ISSA, we have prioritised sustainability and have focused on opportunities to significantly reduce our carbon footprint in order to host an environmentally-conscious and socially responsible event,” said Amie Gilmore, Director, Informa Markets.

“McCormick Place is a venue dedicated to conservation and ecologically sustainable initiatives, and we are thrilled to partner together to power the event using renewable energy and help inspire sustainable initiatives throughout the cleaning industry.”

INCLEAN is published by the Intermedia Group of behalf of ISSA 

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