We want you to make your event something which also benefits our community, and to deliver a sustainable event that we can be proud of. Below are some of the ways we can help you do this, and also some useful information about Manchester Met’s offer:
We are committed to becoming a zero carbon university by 2038, in line with Manchester City Council’s own carbon pledge.
Our entire team has taken part in carbon literacy training, and we each have pledges that we’ve taken forward to make our own lives more environmentally sustainable.
We source sustainable local food and have a Food Ethics Policy.
All our coffee and tea is Fairtrade as well as a variety of snacks and fruit juices.
Conference delegates are given seed paper
We limit printed products and only print on recyclable materials.
We supply eco-friendly toiletries and wildflower seeds to residential guests.
We have recycling stations across all venues.
99% of the University’s waste is diverted from landfill.
We have electric charging points and bicycle pumps available across the campus.
The Birley site has an orchard, herb garden and wetland, encouraging urban biodiversity.
Our Responsible Visitor Charter supports our initiatives to reduce the impact on the environment.
We encourage visitors to plan their greenest route to Manchester Metropolitan University. Access a carbon calculator to measure and offset your carbon emissions, to help plan sustainable travel.
We provide a list of local hotels that are Green Tourism accredited.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Manchester Met’s Conference and Events team have committed to collect direct donations of £1 from each Conference Day Delegate Rate for Real Change MCR in support of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership. We raise awareness of their citywide activities. The fund is Manchester’s alternative giving campaign, which aims to maximise the use of public donations for the benefit of individuals to help address the complicated range of reasons that led to them becoming homeless. The Conference and Events team aim to make a small inroad to help raise funds and awareness and we encourage others in the business events industry to contribute to such a worthy project.
If you want to make your event as sustainable as possible, or increase your corporate social responsibility, talk to us about how we can help you to meet your objectives.