(Updated on March 2021)
Although the environmental impact of an organisation like EuroPris seems to be limited, it is important to consider how we can contribute to a reduction of our ecological footprint and in shaping a sustainable future. In making such decisions it is important to observe a balance between the purpose and goal of EuroPris and environmental considerations.
This sustainability policy mainly serves two purposes. It should provide guidance to the EuroPris Secretariat. And by implementing it, EuroPris would like to lead with example towards its members and raise awareness about the environmental impact of our work.
Before making flight bookings, consider the greenest travel option and compare alternative ways to travel, taking into consideration travel time and CO2 emission.
Consider the possibility if the event or meeting can be held online as a webinar, workshop or conference call instead of an in-person event.
For an in-person event, several aspects have to be taken into consideration: type of hotel, restaurant, catering, use of materials for event participants. Also, it should be considered if events can be combined to prevent multiple travels for the same persons. Another option is to organize regional events that require less travel from other parts of Europe.
Preferably the office is easily accessible by public transport.