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
Progress & Highlights
Informa is a certified CarbonNeutral® Company, in line with The CarbonNeutral Protocol
97% 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
CDP has scored Informa A- for environmental impact
We have set Science Based Targets for reducing carbon emissions at the most ambitious 1.5°C level
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
Tree Planting, Mexico
A tree planting project to create fresh breeze teak plantations across several states in Mexico. The plantations capture and store large amounts of carbon dioxide. Teak afforestation, a sustainable timber, also helps meet the demand for quality wood products from well managed plantation forests.
Conserving grasslands, USA
A project that creates financial incentives for conserving grasslands, which both store carbon and support rare and endangered endemic species. The area is also an outdoor school that teaches fifth graders botany, zoology and geology.
Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, Borneo
Preserving carbon-dense tropical peat swamp
A project that focuses on halting deforestation and preserving carbon-dense tropical peat swamp. This work also supports the endangered Borneo Orangutan and the community living in the area.
Domestic Energy Systems, India
Solar lighting and charging systems
A project that distributes and maintains solar lighting and charging systems and clean biomass cookstoves to rural households. It helps limit the use of kerosene lamps and open stoves, reducing emissions, indoor smoke and household costs while helping children study in the evenings.
Better Stands is our landmark campaign to reduce the waste that stands and booths at exhibitions can create.
We are working with customers to phase out all disposable stands at our EMEA events by 2024. Plus, we are looking to expand this initiative to other regions and by co-ordinating with our peers and partners in the industry.
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 zero-packaging has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are committed to mailing 100% of our journals plastic-free by the end of 2022, saving millions of plastic wraps each year.