CWT has launched a new meetings and events (M&E) carbon footprint calculator which combines travel, hotel stays, meeting spaces, and F&B carbon consumption information for corporate events.
The CWT M&E carbon calculator analyses and reports on individual and collective delegate carbon emission and waste data for the entire event lifecycle, from planning to completion. It also maps emission data against each individual customer’s own carbon benchmarks for current and future events.
The calculator’s reporting signposts specific event elements where more optimal sustainable solutions could and should be sought – be that event destination, transportation, accommodation and venues, F&B, material, and/or waste management.
It is aimed at audiences of 200, and up to 50,000.
This latest service is supported by carbon intelligence platform, Thrust Carbon, with whom CWT launched flight, hotel and car hire point-of-sale carbon indicators last year. This carbon calculator launch follows an intensive six-month pilot programme, where CWT tested the tool on its own events, and select customer events.
“This year, in-person meetings have outstripped virtual and hybrid events by ten to one. With nearly all of our M&E customers and prospects citing ambitious long-term corporate sustainability goals for their organisations – whether they run ongoing strategic meetings management programmes or individual large-scale events – we are helping them realize their carbon-emissions reduction strategies,” said Ian Cummings, global head at CWT M&E.