Adelaide Convention Centre is proud to partner with Carbon Neutral Adelaide in its mission to help make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city.
Adelaide Convention Centre is committed to helping make a difference by focusing on innovation and sustainability. Adelaide Convention Centre strives to be environmentally responsible in all aspects of the business, from energy efficient buildings through to event and organic waste management.
Adelaide Convention Centre is internationally recognised as a leader in sustainability. An active participant in the global EarthCheck program since 2007, Adelaide Convention Centre became the first convention centre in the world to achieve Platinum certification following ten consecutive years of business sustainability best practice. These efforts have also been recognised internationally by the global events industry via the “IMEX Green Supplier Award” for advancement in reducing environmental impact.
Adelaide Convention Centre has consistently performed above best practice since 2007, virtually eliminating organic waste to landfill and aiming to reuse and recycle at least 90 percent of event waste. The menu is proudly local, providing a ‘taste of South Australia’, supporting local business and reducing food miles. Food rescue is a major focus, with Adelaide Convention Centre helping to feed the hungry – over 160,000 unused meals have been re-distributed to OzHarvest and FoodBank. Food recycling is also diverting food waste from landfill, with food scraps composted onsite in a worm farm and used in gardens surrounding the venue. The centre has switched to biodegradable and compostable cups for several years, with dedicated bio bins around the venue, and is now also ‘straw free’.
The Adelaide Convention Centre’s buildings are energy efficient, fitted with motion-detector lighting and escalators and an air-conditioning system that uses the latest Business Monitoring System efficiencies