edie and Utility Week’s publisher, Faversham House, is a progressive, independent media company with a diverse and compelling portfolio of digital platforms, exhibitions, events and printed publications. We operate in three markets: utilities; sustainability and energy; and visual communications.
We acknowledge that our day-to-day business practices and our events have an environmental and social impact and we are fully committed to managing these accordingly. Our impacts primarily arise from three broad areas: our offices and direct operations, running our events, and producing our print and digital publications.
Faversham House wants to lead by example when it comes to environmental and social sustainability – and Net-Zero Live and Utility Week Live 2020 are an ideal platform to do this. Before, during and after the shows, we will be paying close attention to our processes, our materials and our people – we seek absolute reductions in environmental impacts as well as relative improvements in our environmental and social sustainability.
Specifically, in 2018, Faversham House publically pledged to:
· Reduce our direct (Scope 1) emissions by 10% over a five- year period – relative to company turnover – with a baseline year to be established in 2018.
· Develop and implement a new 'Sustainable Events Policy' for all Faversham House-managed events (i.e. conferences/awards/exhibitions) by May 2019.