Full Circle Events and Exhibitions are committed to increasing our understanding of the environmental, economic and social impacts of the events and exhibitions we build, by identifying and engaging with our key stakeholders on sustainability issues. As a result of this we continuously allocate necessary resources to run sustainable events and exhibitions and provide training in this area for all employees invested in the business.
With this in mind, we are excited to be embarking on a huge sustainability project, with the aim of becoming an ISO 20121 accredited contractor. With the pathway to the project continuing into 2019, we hope to be achieve our goal in 2020.
In order to achieve our objective of acquiring ISO 20121 there is a number of things that we will have to implement internally and externally, however we already have a number of policies and procedures in place to ensure that we operate to a high level of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
This year Full Circle Events and Exhibitions have relocated into a new premises, residing in the Weaste area of Salford. The new 3,000 square metre, state-of-the-art office facility accommodates the growth of the business’s offices and workshops, which are utilised by the production, electric and fabrication departments. The move created space for 20 new jobs, all filled with candidates from the local area.
In order to achieve self-sufficiency, Engels House was 100% designed and built by the internal Full Circle production team, with no other external construction companies employed.
Following the opening of Engels House, Full Circle now operate from 3 strategic locations. This allows us to reduce our travel, and the costs associated. All sites are based close to major motorway links across the country. They are also all located in close proximity to the leading venues that we work including Manchester Central, ACC Liverpool, NEC Birmingham, Excel and Olympia to name but a few.
As the exhibition industry itself generates a lot of waste we try and manage waste effectively by minimising waste and recycle where possible. We encourage all of our exhibitors to use our stand build kits which are re-usable, as easily they are easily reconfigured to reflect new brands whilst reducing unnecessary waste.
In order to reduce our energy consumption, we install LED lighting to stand packages, reducing consumption by 80%. These are available in a range of colours and last longer than traditional bulbs reducing the need for frequent replacements.
WASTE MANAGEMENT PROCESS
We work closely with a local company, Kenny Waste Management, to ensure that we implement a sustainable waste management system. Kenny Waste Management are a highly respected company within the local community due to their exhaustive social enterprise work.
Kenny Waste Management are committed to operating as a zero-landfill waste management company, and are on hand every step of the way to ensure that we are fully informed about the process of which they handle the waste they collect from us, and how it is processed.
In order to keep us informed, Kenny Waste Management provide us with 'Skip Specific Waste Reports' which detail how the waste from each individual container has been processed, and dealt with. We monitor this on a monthly basis and communicate this internally and externally. Over the course of our partnership with Kenny Waste Management, they have recovered and recycled 100% of the waste they have collected from us.