Thon Hotels in Norway has together with the Norwegian environmental foundation Miljøfyrtårn (Eco-Lighthouse) and its partners developed the concept "Green Conferences". These are conferences which comply with the Eco-Lighthouse standards and industry requirements. In short Green Conferences is a collaboration with the client where we work towards the common goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the conference.
In order to organize Green Conferences the following demands need to be met:
- The hotel has to be Eco-Lighthouse certified, present a climate action plan in connection to the operation of the hotel and prioritize local, organic food.
- The hotel commits to working with local public transportation companies and authorities in order to plan the transportation, and contributing towards making the delegates choosing the most environmental friendly transportation.
- All main partners and suppliers of a Green Conference also need to meet strict environmental demands.
- Additionally, the clients need to be Eco-Lighthouse certified or document that are starting the process to become Eco-Lighthouse certified.
Green Conferences are available at: