The Adelaide Convention Centre
The Adelaide Convention Centre is committed to being the most sustainable venue of its kind in Australia.
Canopy was asked to assess the Centre’s emissions in 2008 and 2009. The difference between the two assessments showed not only the effort that the Centre had made to reduce its emissions but also the improved reporting systems put in place.
Market Development Manager Lisa Davies managed the Centre’s carbon assessment process and obtained its Silver Earthcheck certification. Her team has developed a carbon calculator based on the data Canopy collates. With two assessments now complete, the Centre is able to precisely target areas where emissions reductions can be made.
As CEO Alec Gilbert says,
“In recent times, we have been internationally acknowledged as a leader in innovation, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, achieving accolades bestowed by industry peers in Australia and overseas…
“…We also became the first convention centre in Australia – and the only organisation in South Australia – to achieve EarthCheck silver certification. That places us among the world’s leading environmentally responsible businesses in the travel and tourism industry.”