OUR COMMITMENTS

Respect for the environment, waste reduction and social inclusion are cornerstones of the Changenow organisation.
We are constantly testing new solutions and making the summit a laboratory for experimenting with responsible events.

Circular economy

REFUSE

Zero plastic bottles, no goodies, no kakemonos, no plastic badges, no carpeting on the stands.

RETHINK

Innovative alternatives: furniture made of recycled plastic waste, returnable packaging.

REUSE

Second life found for scenography materials, transformation of tarpaulins into bean bags.

RECYCLE

Innovative sorting system, composting of food waste, recycling of cigarette butts, awareness-raising and educational activities on sorting.

Responsible food ​

  1. All caterers are committed to using organic (or equivalent), local and seasonal products
  2. Caterers must offer at least one vegetarian menus option. All the other menus should not offer recipes containing Beef, lamb, salmon or shrimps.
  3. All unsold food is recovered and distributed to dedicated channels.

Accessibility

TRADUCTION

All sessions broadcast on the digital platform are accessible with subtitles in several languages. An instant subtitle translation system is available on smartphones.

SOLIDARITY

We offer solidarity passes to facilitate access to those that are disadvantaged. We collaborate with restaurateurs who work for the integration of refugees or disadvantaged people.

CHILDCARE

A childcare area, workshops and awareness-raising activities are offered throughout the day on Saturday for children.

TRANSPORTS

A central location in Paris

the Grand Palais Ephémère - easily accessible by public transport

A temporary bicycle parking area

to encourage this mode of transport.

A solution of carpooling

was set up

Digital participation

of some international speakers in order to limit the carbon footprint of their travel

LOW-CARBON COMMITMENTS

Since 2020, we have been measuring the carbon footprint of the event while implementing an annual strategy to avoid and reduce emissions in all areas.

For the unavoidable emissions generated we set up climate contribution actions.

We also propose to participants to contribute to this project. In 2022, we initiated the eco-committed event audit and certification to go deeper in partnership with ClimateSeed.