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Sustainable events with satis&fy

We make events sustainable – culturally, economically, ecologically!

Sustainable events and their relevance

Environmental and climate protection were not the focus of our industry for a long time, but that has changed. With the validation according to EMAS, satis&fy is walking a demanding path, one that has a long tradition with us: We have been actively addressing our responsibility towards society, the environment and our employees since 2008. That’s why we are passionate about making the event industry more sustainable in the long term and implementing events in an ecologically correct and socially responsible way.

In live communication, too, many small steps and adjustments add up to something more. To make an event sustainable, there are several areas to think about:

1. Environmentally sustainable events:

How can an event be organized to minimize its impact on nature and the environment? There are different answers to this question depending on the type of event: Is it possible to realize a hybrid event? Which materials come from where, and can they be reused or recycled afterward? Is there existing infrastructure we can piggyback off of at the site?

2. Economically sustainable events:

When people talk about sustainability, most people immediately think of nature and the environment. While this is a big part of a sustainable event, it is not the only pillar of sustainability. Economic sustainability also plays a major role and often interacts directly with the environmental aspect. If special structures, furniture or other event components can be stored instead of scrapped, for example, this makes a positive contribution to both balance sheets.

3. Socially sustainable events and event management:

In addition to responsibility for our environment, we take responsibility for our employees, customers, suppliers and partners seriously. Equal opportunities, respectful treatment, fair pay, additional social benefits and open communication are anchored in our guidelines and are practiced by us every day.

Planning and implementing sustainable events: Best Case Scenario

Large events in particular can have a big impact in terms of sustainability. Two points in particular are essential for this:

  • Timely planning
  • The right partners

To be able to carry out an event sustainably, we need an early commitment. On the one hand, this helps create synergies with other projects, and on the other, it reduces unsustainable “last minute” decisions – in logistics as well as in production and crew management. Here is an example of what this can look like in detail:

Six to eight months before the event:

Early planning guarantees a smooth and thus resource-saving workflow. Materials can be reserved, supply chains optimized and shortened. We provide support as early as the planning process, giving our customers valuable assistance on the way to a sustainable event. Thus, the way is clear from the very start.

Four months before the event:

This is the latest point at which a request with specifications should be send to satis&fy.

Three months before the event:

After the preliminary confirmation from the customer, we move to the preliminary planning stage. This includes, for example, considerations regarding material selection and purchasing, as well as planning which materials and equipment will then be used, and in what form.

Two months before the event:

No later than eight weeks before the event, we begin hammering out a detailed plan. The final crew roster is determined and we clarify the logistical details.

After the event:

We take care of resource-saving takedown and ensure that the material used is reused and recycled. The more companies plan their events in a sustainable and timely manner, the more efficient they can be.

  • Especially for complex events that require special setups or unusual materials, the quotation time and initial planning phase may be extended, as we have to check corresponding availabilities. Sustainable implementation of your event can only be guaranteed if this time has already been considered from the start, rather than deducted at the end.