Sustainability Policy

EVENTelec is committed to minimising our environmental impact while providing reliable and efficient electrical power overlay solutions for Australia’s largest events. We believe in the power of events to bring people together and create positive experiences, and we are dedicated to doing so in a way that respects the environment. This policy outlines our commitment to sustainable business practices at our operations centre and in the field.

Our Guiding Principles:

On-going commitment to minimise our businesses’ impact on the environment.

Ensure our staff are aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implementing and improving it.

Bring awareness to our clients and suppliers of our Sustainability Policy and encourage them to adopt more sustainable practices and offerings.

Actively promote greenhouse gas emission minimisation using renewable energy sources, alternate fuel supplies, optimised business practices, and certified offsets.

Comply with and, where possible, exceed all applicable legislation, regulations, and codes for Sustainable business operations.

Integrate sustainability and environmental impact as part of all business decisions.

Create a culture of continuous improvement for sustainable business practices by reviewing and annually reporting our sustainability performance against goals.

Our Commitments:

Energy Efficiency:
  • Optimise power usage during events through design, equipment selection, and power management strategies.
  • Prioritise the use of energy-efficient generators and equipment.
  • Continuously explore and be an early adopter of new technologies that improve energy efficiency.
Renewable Energy:
  • Actively seek opportunities to source renewable energy for events and collaborate with renewable energy providers.
  • Work with generator suppliers to accelerate the adoption of more sustainable power generation using bio and renewable fuels, batteries, solar, and wind.
Emissions Reduction:
  • Maintain field equipment and vehicle fleet to minimise emissions and comply with all relevant air quality regulations.
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement at our operations headquarters, striving for carbon neutrality while leveraging government-approved offset programs to support net reductions in unavoidable emissions.
Waste Reduction:
  • Design and implement waste minimisation plans at our plant and events to increase recycling, reduce landfills, and visibly support a circular economy.
  • Replace single-use materials, such as disposable cords, tagging, packaging and signage, with recyclable or reusable products.
Sustainable Procurement:
  • Prioritise working with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability.
  • Source materials, equipment, and services from local vendors to help strengthen the local economy while reducing transportation emissions.
  • Understanding our suppliers to ensure fair labour practices are in place across our supply chain.
Communication and Education:
  • We will communicate our sustainability policy to all employees, partners, and clients.
  • We will raise awareness about the importance of sustainability within the event industry by implementing and promoting best practice behaviours.
  • We will continuously review and update this policy to ensure it reflects the latest advancements in sustainability practices.
Measurement and Reporting:
  • We will establish a management system to improve our operational practices and support the future attainment of ISO 20121 certification.
  • We will set measurable sustainability goals that align with industry best practices.
  • Track and record sustainability performance across energy, waste, and water.
  • Regularly report our sustainability performance to stakeholders.

Our Commitment to the Triple Bottom Line

EVENTelec’s ability to maintain its position as a leading supplier to the Australian major events industry is intrinsically linked to its triple bottom line. To uphold our status as an industry leader, we must effectively balance the Planet, People, and Profit.

We are dedicated to maintaining and expanding a profitable business that employs individuals nationwide to design and execute meaningful community engagements. Our commitment to current and future generations is to continue as a leader in this industry and serve as a catalyst for driving sustainable business practices that actively reduce the environmental impact of large-scale community events.

Our Goals

EVENTelec’s Sustainability goals have been established in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using the UN SDGs as a north star, we have created a set of goals to lead our business toward more sustainable future operations. In addition to the UN SDGs, EVENTelec prescribes the best practices and guidance of ISO Standards 20121 – Sustainable Events.

EVENTelec’s Sustainability Goals:

  1. Reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2027 when compared to emissions from 2023. (supporting SDG 13)
  2. Reduce mains water consumption by 50% by 2026 when compared to 2023 consumption (supporting SDG 6)
  3. Reduce landfill quantities by 50% by 2026 when compared to 2023 volumes
    (supporting SDG 12)
  4. Increase the use of renewable and alternate energy services at major Australian events by 25% by 2026 when compared to 2023 volumes. (supporting SDG 3, 12 and 13)

    Conclusion

    EVENTelec believes improved operational sustainability is critical for a successful future for our communities, the planet, and the events industry. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact, contributing to a greener industry, and leading by example among our peers. Working with our clients and partners, we can create memorable, environmentally responsible events that enhance our communities and contribute to a better future for all Australians.