UBM EMEA Commits to Procuring Highly Sustainable Paper

Jun 28, 2016, 10:19 ET from UBM EMEA

LONDON, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

UBM EMEA, one of the world's leading B2B events organizers and a UBM Plc company, is pleased to announce that it has committed to procuring paper for marketing requirements that is only 100% recycled, FSC[i] certified and is also carbon balanced[ii] . This is a significant step forward for UBM EMEA in continuing to reduce the environmental impact of its events.

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UBM EMEA has achieved this by streamlining the procurement process to identify a single supplier that can guarantee the sustainable credentials of all paper materials used. This will substantially contribute to UBM plc's target to reduce emissions from offices and events 11.4% per square meter by 2020, from a 2015 base-year.

Simon Foster, CEO, UBM EMEA said: "At UBM EMEA, and within UBM plc, we understand the environmental impact of forestry and take sustainability seriously. As we continue to work towards reducing the amount of paper that is used on a daily basis across all of our events and offices, ensuring the effectiveness of our procurement process is a critical part of that. We want the assurance that the most highly sustainable options available are being implemented to reduce any environmental effect."

UBM EMEA will work with Denmar Independent Paper, the appointed supplier, to ensure all seven offices located within the UK and internationally are using the approved paper source. This will then be rolled out to additional divisions with UBM Plc.

For more information the sustainability strategy at UBM EMEA, visit: http://sustainability.ubm.com/  


UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.  Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, Ecobuild, Seatrade, and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry sectors. UBM EMEA is a UBM plc company.

i. FSC stands for 'Forest Stewardship Council', which is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.

ii. Carbon balanced means that the average carbon impact for paper production has been balanced, or offset, by the World Land Trust. World Land Trust is an international conservation charity - through the preservation of high conservation forests, saving threatened habitats and their biodiversity. Sir David Attenborough OM, CH, FRS is among its Patrons.