NEW YORK—Informa was named No. 1 for the second year in a row in the global media and entertainment sector of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). This is the fifth time Informa has been included in the DJSI, which measures the performance of the world’s leading companies against environmental, social and governance criteria.
At the heart of Informa’s sustainability efforts is FasterForward, a five-year plan introduced in 2020 that has set sustainability goals across the company’s business operations, brands and products.
“This is a critical focus for Informa so it is great to see our efforts recognized in the DJSI,” Stephen Carter, Group Chief Executive, Informa PLC, said. “Through FasterForward, we have a clear plan to further increase the positive impact we have on all our communities, stakeholders and the environment.”
Among the company’s sustainability commitments: to become carbon neutral as a business and across all of its products by 2025; to halve the waste generated through its products and events by 2025; to become zero waste and net-zero carbon by 2030 or earlier; to embed sustainability inside 100% of its brands by 2025; and use its brands to help and promote the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Informa has set its targets for reducing carbon emissions at the most ambitious level—1.5°C. 97% of Informa offices are powered by renewable electricity, and 100% of business travel is carbon offset. In the cases where it is not yet able to avoid carbon emissions, it purchases carbon offsets through Natural Capital Partners, which are used to support projects around the world that reduce or avoid greenhouse gases being emitted (among them: Teak Afforestation, American Grasslands, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve in Borneo and Domestic Energy Systems in India).
On the trade show floor, a campaign called Better Stands is reducing the waste from its exhibition booths. The company is also working with exhibitors at its shows to phase out all disposable stands at EMEA events by 2024, and plans to expand this to other regions.
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