The International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, a Palexpo SA event, recognises and accepts its social and environmental responsibilities.
It is conscious of the environmental impacts of its activities and is working to reduce them by involving all types of partners in its sustainable development strategy.
Protecting the environment
The International Exhibition of Inventions uses 100% recyclable carpets to limit waste as far as possible.
It also recycles 75% of its waste, which is sorted at source and processed by a specialist service provider.
Solar and hydroelectric energy
All of Palexpo’s energy comes from renewable sources, including 20% from Électricité Vitale Vert, which provides energy from hydroelectric, solar, ecological and local sources. In addition, Palexpo’s roof is home to the second-largest solar power plant in Switzerland, with 30,000 m² of photovoltaic panels. This currently provides the equivalent of the annual needs of 1,350 households.
LOCAL AND RESPONSIBLE CATERING
Palexpo’s restaurants have been awarded the GRTA (Genève Région – Terre Avenir) label for prioritising agricultural products from the Geneva region.
Palexpo is well served by public transport. Geneva Airport railway station is a five-minute walk away, and buses 5, 23, 28, 50, 59 and 66 all stop close to the exhibition and conference centre. There are rapid charging points (20 kW) for electric vehicles on level -1 of car park P12 to encourage the use of electric cars.
Palexpo recently achieved ISO 20121 certification for its facilities. This is an international standard for events activities, which confirms the business’s commitment to responsible management.