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Arinex, Australia’s first carbon neutral event company

This comes as Arinex reports several new sustainable initiatives, all designed to help further reduce its footprint.

Arinex became the first Australian event management company to achieve carbon neutral certification.

The company says it is excited about the benefits for its customers, as the certification will ultimately help reduce the footprint of the events it manages.

Carbon neutral certification by Active climateis awarded to companies and organizations that have achieved a state of net zero emissions, otherwise known as carbon neutral.

This comes as Arinex reports several new sustainable initiatives, all designed to help further reduce its footprint.

CEO of Arinex Nicole Walker said carbon-neutral certification was part of a long-term commitment.

We are fully aware that this certification is only one step in our sustainability story – it is not the end in itself. The important thing is to track this for every event we manage and help our clients reduce the carbon footprint of their events while showing them that they don’t need to compromise.,” she says.

Arinex introduced a sustainability policy in 2019 and registered with the IAPCO Plastics Pledge, pledging to significantly reduce the amount of plastic used at events.

The company also joined more than 310 events industry players from 48 countries to sign the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge. Launched during the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26)commitment means a shared commitment to achieve net zero carbon events.

Arinex followed this by recently banning all printed business cards for staff and switching to paperless “tap and go” cards from sustainable start-up Tapt.

It also follows the move of the Sydney office to a new, greener building on Market Street, which has a 5-star Nabers energy rating and a 4-star Nabers water rating. Office trash cans have also been banned as part of an initiative to encourage recycling and waste reduction.

Partnering with Arinex is one of the most affordable ways for clients to start reducing the carbon footprint of their events, as the emissions from our business as an event management company are already offset and going towards the compensation for their event, significantly reducing the workload of emissions calculations,“said Ms Walker.

The rise of virtual events over the past two years has had a positive impact on the environment. However, with the return of physical events, it is even more relevant to implement strategies that help reduce, or ideally offset, the footprint.

“We look forward to empowering our customers to make their inspiring experiences sustainable so we can take action together against climate change..”