ICC Sydney appoints CSR manager 'to help planners make better decisions'

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Jess Zickar Jess Zickar is ICC Sydney's CSR manager. Photo Credit: Supplied

An international convention centre in Australia has appointed a CSR manager to ensure the events it hosts are 'environmentally sustainable' by 2030.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has hired Jess Zickar to develop a suite of initiatives to help organisers reduce the environmental footprint of their events while making a positive social contribution to the local community.

The venue is a signatory of the EEAA Sustainable Events 2030 Pledge which requires participants to achieve environmentally sustainable events by 2030. The pledges focuses on seven areas: exhibitor waste, attendee waste, food and beverage waste, staging signage and promotions, stand design, logistics, and electronic equipment.

ICC Sydney is also a signatory of the Joint Meetings Industry Council's Net Zero Carbon Events initiative. Launched in November 2021, the initiative steers the global events industry towards the common goal of achieving carbon-neutral events by 2050.

Zickar said the pledges set a roadmap for the venue over the next 28 years as it continues to achieve new milestones that demonstrate its commitment to combat the impacts of climate change.

She said: "With the support of a passionate event delivery team, we’re continuously introducing smarter ways to reduce our environmental footprint.

"We recently launched a new waste technology management system in collaboration with BinTracker to provide event organisers with a detailed waste report of their event in an effort to reduce our overall environmental footprint. 

"By having access to real time waste data, our hope is that event organisers and attendees will be empowered to make more positive waste choices while at ICC Sydney."

Holly Patrick
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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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