LONDON, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
We are pleased to announce that UBM EMEA is the co-winner of the annual Sustainable Development Award competition for 2015 of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. This year's competition theme was Innovative cost-saving in the value chain.
UBM EMEA is awarded for its ability to demonstrate how innovative sustainable actions can lead to cost-savings and help UBM EMEA in its daily business operations. UBM EMEA set detailed senior management sustainability objectives in 2014. This program led to many examples of initiatives which reduced the environmental impact and increased a positive community legacy. These actions also led to cost savings that are more than double the initial targets.
Simon Foster, CEO of UBM EMEA, said, "All of us at UBM EMEA work diligently and passionately to achieve our sustainability targets, as we not only understand but also believe in them. It was a natural step to create a set of senior management objectives, which filter through the entire organisation, to continue our pursuit of excellence in sustainability. We receive creative ideas about sustainability from all functions within the business, and we ensure it is part of all of our business decisions. I am so proud of this honour, recognising all of the work we have put in and all that we have accomplished, and I look forward to our future developments in sustainability for us, our partners, and our customers."
UBM EMEA's final entry is available here.
About UBM EMEA
UBM EMEA, a UBM plc company, 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.
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