Sustainability

Sustainability

OUR VENUE: SEC NET ZERO CAMPUS BY 2030

The sustainability of events is more important than ever and ISPP 2025 has a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. ISPP 2025 will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). As a world-class venue, the SEC is prioritising better outcomes for clients, community, and our environment through sustainability strategy and their SEC Net Zero 2030 ambition.

The SEC strategy to reach net zero centres around five key goals: climate, governance, partnership, people and resource, each providing the focus for the work that lies ahead. Central to achieving this goal is the development of an ambitious energy strategy which will transition the venue to net zero. Actions around water efficiency, green travel, supply chain engagement and waste management are also being implemented.

This SEC goal is focused on reducing the carbon footprint through energy management, water efficiency, green travel, and supply chain engagement. Central to SEC Net Zero 2030 target is the development of an ambitious energy strategy which will inform the carbon management plan. Already, 100% of SEC electricity comes from renewable sources.

OUR FOOD: SCOTTISH SEASONAL AND SUSTAINABLE

SEC believes good food is good for our conference and good for our planet.

That’s why the SEC has been working with Levy UK+I to create amazing food direct from Scotland’s natural larder.

SEC are committed to using a minimum of 80% Scottish-sourced, seasonal food, grown by producers using sustainable and responsible agriculture processes, offering healthier choices for us and our planet.

Key Pillars

  • 80% Scottish sourced produce minimum
  • 50% plant-forward, guided by EAT Lancet principles
  • Quality local producers with high animal welfare standards
  • Less than 1% kitchen food waste by 2025 or sooner
  • Remaining food to anaerobic digestion or Launch Foods charity
  • 70% of meat, dairy / veg. from regenerative agriculture by 2030
  • Low carbon dishes validated by labelling on menus
  • 100% reusable or recyclable packaging by 2023
  • Suppliers becoming signatories of the Climate Hub
  • Science based GHG targets in line with SBTi criteria


GIVING BACK: TREES FOR LIFE

SEC have been working with Trees for Life for over a decade and in this time, they have supported the growth of almost 170,000 trees in the Caledonian forest. For every conference hosted at the SEC a contribution is made to TFL on behalf of the conference.

The SEC supports ‘Trees for Life’, the conservation charity dedicated to linking up several fragments of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands to create a corridor of native woodland. Trees for Life, aims to restore the wild forest of the Caledonian Forest, a globally unique habitat which has suffered from centuries of neglect and deforestation, but which once stretched from coast to coast.

SEC began supporting Trees for Life in 2007 and over the subsequent 9 years sponsored over 200 acres of wild forest which enabled the natural regeneration of 158,669 trees. Since 2016, 10,176 trees have been planted on behalf of the SEC’s conference delegates.

TRAVEL SUSTAINABILITY

MOVING AT THE VENUE

Bike
Glasgow is linked to the National Cycle Network and has designated cycle lanes on many roads.

Walking
The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC, providing an invigorating start to daytime events.