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Environmental Impacts

Managing the impacts of climate change is among the most pressing issues across society today.

At Informa, we are taking accelerated steps to reduce our carbon and waste footprint and to help our customers understand their own climate impacts, championing the shift to a lower carbon future across the specialist markets we work in.

We’re moving Faster to Zero

As a company working in knowledge and information sector, Informa's direct consumption of natural resources is relatively limited, and under our FasterForward programme, we are working towards being a zero waste and net zero carbon business by 2030.

We call this Faster to Zero. 

We are reducing the emissions associated with our business as far as possible, by being more efficient with energy consumption and using renewable electricity. We are also reducing the emissions associated with our supply chain and customer use of our products and services as far as practical.

Where emissions are unavoidable, we purchase high quality carbon offsets, supporting projects around the world that have been certified as reducing or avoiding greenhouse gases being emitted.

Faster to Zero Commitments


Become carbon neutral as a business and across our products by 2025
Halve the waste generated through our products and events by 2025
Become zero waste and net zero carbon by 2030 or earlier

Progress & Highlights

  • Informa is a certified CarbonNeutral® Company, in line with The CarbonNeutral Protocol

  • 96% of Informa offices are powered by renewable electricity

  • 100% of our business travel is carbon offset

  • We have reduced our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by nearly 80% since 2017

  • MSCI has rated Informa AAA for ESG performance

  • We have set Science Based Targets for reducing carbon emissions at the most ambitious 1.5°C level

Faster to Zero in action

The largest opportunities to reduce waste and the use of natural resources are in our event operations and printed books and journals, so this is where we focus.

Faster to Zero in action

Supporting worldwide projects through carbon offsetting

In the cases where we cannot yet avoid carbon emissions, we work with the specialists at Natural Capital Partners to purchase high quality carbon offsets. Through these offsets, we support a number of fully validated projects around the world that reduce or avoid greenhouse gases being emitted, and which often bring other benefits to the local community too. 

Some projects we support

Better Stands

Better Stands is an Informa-created and now industry-wide campaign that encourages companies to choose modular and reusable stands, instead of single-use or disposable stands, when they exhibit at events.

We are working with customers to phase out all disposable stands, worldwide. It's a key way we will reach our waste reduction goals. 

Better Stands also shows how sustainable business can be better business too. Reusable structures not only reduce waste but they can reduce the time it takes to construct and take down stands, reduce the cost of design and construction and allow for investment in higher quality and more successful stands.


Most of the advanced research we publish is purchased in a digital format. Where customers choose to receive printed versions of Taylor & Francis journals, we’ve successfully trialled alternatives to plastic packaging including mailing copies with no packaging at all.

Customer feedback to removing plastic packaging has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are committed to mailing 100% of our journals plastic-free, saving millions of plastic wraps each year.