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ESG
Sustainability & Community

EFI management and staff are committed to operating sustainable services.

We strive to develop policies and services to minimise our impact on the environment and actively support national and international community projects.

We believe we can all do more to lessen the impact of our industry on the planet. Our teams continue to work with organisers and suppliers to find ways of working better and smarter.

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Pallet Recycling 

As part of our service to event organisers EFI collect and remove unwanted/ abandoned pallets at the end of the show.

These are returned to our local warehouse and assessed, repaired and returned to the freight system. Those beyond repair are broken down and the wood is recycled.

Advanced Receiving 

EFI pioneered the use of advanced receiving warehouses for European events and now operate the service for events all over the world.

 

A generous delivery window enables customers to utilise routine delivery resources, avoiding additional journeys, long delays at show site and cutting carbon emissions.

 

Fewer vehicles on site means less trucks on the road and less CO2 at the venue.

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Watching Our Footprint

EFI teamed up with CO2Balance to monitor the impact our business has on the environment. Our activities are assessed on an annual basis, we then choose to offset our carbon deficit through a series of managed CO2Balance projects.

To read more about the amazing projects CO2Balance are involved in, visit their website: 

 

www.co2balance.com

Working With Peers

"Sustainability, diversity, and accessibility - ESG in Events as a subject is huge and sometimes that means we think the solutions need to be too."

EFI Director Ash Head has been a member of the Ops Nest 'Flock' since 2021. The Ops Nest looks at best practice in the events industry, sharing information amongst its members with a view to driving real change.

"We have been working on change in the nest for the last few years but last month we delivered our very first One Change: Action session to a room of ops leaders from across the industry at Reset Connect and there is an appetite for real change. The comments and feedback have been phenomenal and this is just the beginning."

Lou Kiwanuka, Founder, The Ops Nest

Learn more here

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Community Engagement

EFI management are committed to supporting international charities and regional community projects.

 

EFI founding director Ash Head served on the Challenge Events Committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


JDRF funds research projects aimed at finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. http://jdrf.org.uk

 

In 2009 he helped set up Friends For Life in the UK and served as a Trustee of T-1 Today UK https://www.t1todayuk.org/ 


EFI support local community-owned football club Lewes FC http://lewesfc.com, the only football club in the world to provide equal budgets for it’s male and female teams.

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