The Barbican, known for its green credentials and innovative sustainability measures has joined the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC). To ensure maximum benefit, individual memberships have been provided to members of staff from all areas of the business.
The GMIC is the premier global community solely dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by spearheading research, policy and standards.
Anthony Hyde, head
event management, our head chef and facilities manager.”
The Barbican has extensive and progressive environmental policies and schemes in place. Its environmental sustainability working party is dedicated to a vision of sustainable energy and resource use and it has won the prestigious Chairman’s Cup in 2011 for sustainability initiatives.
As one of the UK’s leading event venues, the Barbican has made direct investment in recycling facilities for the public, and implemented new recycling initiatives like a comprehensive food waste composting programme involving both of their catering partners. This initiative will allow the venue to compost 100% of their food waste.
The centre has also been promoting environmental awareness among their contractors, clients and visitors and communicates their sustainable policies to contractors through contract specifications. The Barbican also promotes its green/recycling credentials through colourful plasma screen displays across the foyers.