sustainable development

The International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva commits to sustainable development

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 a range of actors as part of a collective approach to sustainable development.

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

No more plastic! The International Exhibition of Inventions now uses environmentally responsible tableware. For the first time, a “climate burger” labelled by the Climate Show will be on the menu for all five days. In addition, Palexpo’s restaurants have been awarded the GRTA (Genève Région – Terre Avenir) label for prioritising agricultural products from the Geneva region.

 

Green transport

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: a pioneer in sustainable development

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.

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