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SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

In everything we do at Centro Citibanamex, we are conscious of our responsibility to the environment and of our role in society, for which reason we adhere to a set of environmental principles.

ECOLABORATE

Simple recommendations that Centro Citibanamex makes to its partners, suppliers, clients and visitors.

EARTHCHECK »

Centro Citibanamex holds EarthCheck Gold certification, from the world-renowned International Sustainable Tourism Certification program that evaluates companies in their adherence to environmental best practices.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES

1. ENERGY

We use energy efficient lighting in restrooms, administrative offices, meeting rooms and common areas.

2. WATER

We use waterless urinals. All residual water in Centro Citibanamex is treated in our water treatment plant and is used to water the track and green spaces of the complex.

3. WASTE

We place organic and inorganic waste receptacles throughout the complex. Everything is sent to a recycling plant.

4. CLEANING FLUIDS

All our cleaning fluids are biodegradable.

5. REUSE OF BANNERS

All banners discarded after events are donated for reuse to foundations that work with marginalized communities.

6. PROMOTION MATERIAL

A large proportion of our promotional materials are made in Mexico from recycled and biodegradable material.

7. PAPER

Our printers and fax machines use recycled paper. Wherever possible, we use electronic options instead of printed materials.

8. TRANSPORTATION

The CIE Bus is available to employees to encourage them to leave their car at home.

IDEAS FOR HOLDING A GREEN EVENT

Make clear to others your commitment to the environment.

Work into your supplier contracts environmental policies and practices.

Make your environmental policies part of your marketing efforts.

Create your own waste reduction policy, including: waste reduction, reuse of waste wherever possible and recycling of materials that can?t be reused.

Purchase products made from recycled materials, or that can be recycled after use, and encourage your exhibitors to use these same products.

Promote the use of stands that can be reused in other events.

Reduce printed materials. Much information can be delivered electronically (web site, email, electronic presentations, CD or DVD, broadcasts, podcasts, memory sticks, SMS). When you do need to print, ensure you use recycled paper and print on both sides of the pages.

Use an on-line registration system. This saves paper and trees.

Instead of offering attendees plastic bags, why not offer them bags made from canvas, or some other reusable material?

Try to make sure your signage can be reused, avoiding inclusion of dates and times.