As edie and Utility Week Live’s organiser, Faversham House is a progressive, independent media company with a diverse and compelling portfolio of digital platforms, exhibitions, events and printed publications. We operate in three markets: utilities; sustainability and energy; and visual communications.
We acknowledge that our day-to-day business practices and our events have an environmental and social impact, and we are fully committed to managing these accordingly. Our impacts primarily arise from three overarching areas: our offices and direct operations; running our events; and producing our print and digital publications.
Faversham House’s key purpose is to spark ideas and actions among the audiences we serve., We are ambitious, we are creative, and we care. As such, we want to lead by example when it comes to our environmental and social sustainability – and edie Live and Utility Week Live are an ideal platform for us to do this.
Before, during and after edie and Utility Week Live 2019, we will be paying close attention to our processes, our materials and our people – we seek absolute reductions in environmental impacts as well as relative improvements in our environmental and social sustainability.
Specifically, in 2018, Faversham House publicly pledged to:
- “Reduce our direct (Scope 1) emissions by 10% over a five- year period – relative to company turnover – with a baseline year to be established in 2018."
- "Develop and implement a new 'Sustainable Events Policy' for all Faversham House-managed events (i.e. conferences/awards/exhibitions) by May 2019."
This is our Sustainable Events Policy in line with our above commitment. We recognise that we are at the beginning of a journey and we are fully committed, as individuals and as a company, to become more sustainable; to be able to meet the needs of the present without depleting resources or harming natural cycles for future generations.
As a media organisation whose focus is helping business become more sustainable and working with utilities on digital transformation, we are in a unique position to not only talk the talk, but also to walk the walk. Of course, we have a long way to go to match up to our ambitions. However, all of the small steps we take will help us meet our obligations, now and in the future.
We look forward to working with our colleagues, visitors and audiences, commercial partners, supply chain and other stakeholders to do just that.
Chief Executive, Faversham House