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SCB's Ecological Footprint Assessments

At the 2006 Board of Governors meeting in San Jose, California, USA, the decision was made to take responsibility for the carbon impacts of travel to our global congresses. By becoming "carbon neutral" we will neutralize the effect of our greenhouse gas emissions, so that our activities no longer contribute to global warming.

At the June 2006 SCB Board of Governors meeting in California, USA, the decision was made to take responsibility for the carbon impacts of travel to our Meetings. By becoming ‘carbon neutral’, we will neutralize the effect of our greenhouse gas emissions, so that our activities the smallest contribution possible to global warming.

Since ICCB 2017, SCB is taking further steps to limit its global congress contribution to global warming by designing impactful event experiences that educate and inspire attendees while delivering economic, environmental and societal value using innovative and responsible event practices through the entire event life-cycle. The SCB Sustainable Event Management System approach is developed using core principles and structure of international standards and frameworks. 

With this commitment, we are continuing our efforts to solidify our position as a leading sustainable organization, working towards achieving internationally recognized sustainability meeting.


Find out more about our progress in reducing our global congress ecological footprint:
Find out more about our progress in our annual ecological footprint assessments: