Putting sustainability at the heart of its business plants has led to corporate event management company, Eventurous having its busiest ever year increasing turnover and securing new clients.
Although the company has long been an advocate of green policies, measures taken in the past year have made it a more sustainable business.
Earlier this year the company installed EV chargers for use by clients and staff at its head office in Warwickshire and believes that this helped it secure business from automotive clients. Eventurous secured a high profile, multi-day event from Jeep where the manufacturer launched its electric Jeep Avenger models to UK dealers.
Eventurous was prompted to install the EV chargers by independent sustainability experts, Greengage Solutions.
Despite having a long and impressive track record in sustainability, Eventurous’ efforts had never been independently audited or received recognised accreditation. To address this, it opted to work with Greengage to work towards Greengage’s ECOSmart accreditation that has been specially designed for hospitality and event providers.
The accreditation process enabled Eventurous to identify further improvements and implement measures such as removing single use plastics, introducing Greengage’s ECOSmart carbon calculator for corporate events and offering clients the opportunity to offset carbon emissions.
Corporate clients now have access to more activities with a green focus such as iPad treasure hunts, taxi treasure hunts using electric or hybrid vehicles and sustainable events with limited travel and physical materials.
Achieving ECOSmart accreditation has been just the start of a long term partnership between Eventurous and Greengage to help the company continue the drive to be greener and more socially responsible.
Eventurous started on the road to being greener back in 2007. Over the years, owners Joe and Joanna Garland, have implemented many green initiatives such planting a wildflower meadow, planting 12,000 trees and all the company’s energy comes from solar panels installed on site and renewable sources. The company has saved the equivalent of over 8,000 newly planted trees in carbon emissions.
…….of Eventurous comments: “Although the environment has always been a focus for us, we found that having the ECOSmart accreditation has given us the impetus to broaden our efforts and develop new event formats. We’re truly excited about continuing our sustainability journey.”