The 29th International Processing and Packaging Exhibition for Asia

Sustainability at ProPak Asia 2022

OUR THREE AIMS

We know sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole. Running an exhibition "ProPak Asia" gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impacts environmentally, socially and economically in our region. We want to make our event more responsible and play a role in helping our markets improve its own sustainability through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they want to help solve the big challenges in our sector.

We believe a sustainable event focusses on three key aims:

At ProPak Asia 2022, we aim to accelerate sustainability and be able to run our event in an environmentally and socially responsible way whilst seeking to inspire sustainable development in the Processing and Packaging sectors for the region.

We do this not only because our partners & attendees tell us that they care that our events are run in a responsible manner, but because it is the right thing to do for our customers, colleagues, and the communities we serve.

HIGHLIGHTS

At ProPak Asia 2022, we are pleased to introduce

How can you be more sustainable?

At ProPak Asia 2022, you can also make a positive impact towards building a sustainable future

As Exhibitor - During ProPak Asia 2022, we aim to accelerate sustainability and be able to run our event in an environmentally and socially responsible way whilst seeking to inspire sustainable development in the processing and packaging across vertical markets in the region. We do this not only because more than 80% of our attendees tell us that they care that our events are run in a responsible manner, but because it is the right thing to do for our customers, colleagues, and the communities we serve. We would like to encourage you to join our sustainability efforts by completing the below 10 point checklist. By working together, we can make the event more memorable, meet our audience's expectations and reduce wasted time, resources, and costs.

  1. Ensure your stand is designed so that its structure will be used again by either yourself or by your contractors.
  2. For your travel and transport choose the most sustainable option possible for your journey to and from the event by making use of the public transport. Exhibitors can travel to BITEC by sky train. Also consolidate your shipments and use logistic companies that have sustainability credentials.
  3. Select energy efficient, LED lighting and other equipment for your stand and be sure to power down your equipment at the end of the day.
  4. Reduce paper handouts by going digital and source recycled, sustainably certified paper options where printing is needed.
  5. When purchasing promotional items, consider the amount you order, the environmental credentials of the materials they are made from, as well as whether they are useful giveaways that will be used long after the event is over.
  6. Help to support the sustainability of the local area by using local suppliers and considering the sustainability credentials of the hotels you book.
  7. Think about what waste your stand create and try to minimize it as much as possible. For the unavoidable waste items, try to ensure it will be recycled. Key items to consider include signage , carpeting and padkaging waste.
  8. Get involved with the numerous initiatives and conversations throughout the event which aim to help facilitate and inspire the sustainable development of your industry.
  9. Inspire the sustainable development of your industry by promoting your company's and your products' sustainability credentials. (you also can contact our marketing team to share your sustainability credential.)
  10. Ensure you and your contractor are aware of and compliant with all health, safety and security requirements.

As Visitor - At ProPak Asia 2022 , we are committed to running the events in a environmentally and socially responsible Manner. Here are some ways you can contribute to the sustainability of the event as visitors.

Reduce Carbon Footprint
  • By making use of the Public transport to and from the event.
  • If you are travelling by plane, make sure to offset the flight. To help us to become a carbon neutral event, you can purchase carbon offsets while registering for ProPak Asia 2022 to compensate for the emissions produced by your flight. These are designed to counterbalance unavoidable carbon footprint by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere in the world.
  • Book a hotel in the proximity of the venue to reduce your environmental impact.
Go Digital
  • Reduce your paper output by switching to digital alternatives such as the use of QR code to save information about exhibiting companies and products.
  • This year ProPak Asia will use e badges system - so you can download app and access your badge and just scan to enter the event.
Waste Reduction
  • Beware of the waste you generate during the event (food packaging , plastic bottle) Reduced where possible and used the provided recycled waste basket.
  • Encourage to use reused cup or drinking water tumbler.

We want ProPak Asia 2022 to help our processing and packaging in various vertical market to inspire sustainable development.

We focus on:
  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the market the event serves
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships
Our efforts include:
  • The Innovation Stage is showcasing products that answer the challenges packaging wastes. The innovation stage highlights on variety of sustainable packaging.
  • Learn more about sustainability within the packaging industry through joining the onsite conference, expert session, global packaging forum and many of technical sessions across verticals
  • The onsite conference dedicates 4 days which we do with different partners on sustainability aspect on processing and packaging value chain covering Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Pharma, Personal Care, Household Products and many more.

We also want to ensure we run ProPak Asia 2022 in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner.

We focus on:
  • Reducing our event's carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event
Our efforts include:
  • The feature areas on the show floor are carefully designed to generate minimal amount of waste
  • Adopting the digital solution to improve customer experiences at the event which support to reduced waste of printed material
  • Our catering contains locally sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients, using minimal packaging and providing a variety of vegetarian options with sustainable way of presentations.
  • All of the carpet, signage and paper used at the event is recycled and reused

We want to consider how we run our events in a socially responsible manner.

We focus on:
  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities
  • Measuring our impacts
Our efforts include:
  • The Idea Theatre and Thai Star Packaging awards increases accessibility for the young generation of the industry, and also open more opportunities for SME and Start Ups.
  • Your wellbeing is important to us - please join us at our discovery lounge, business lounge, ProPakConnect corner to join healthy drinks served
  • We work with local suppliers and locally owned businesses to ensure positive impact on the local economy
  • We ensure safety of all onsite through implementing Health & Safety programme
PROPAK ASIA 2022 HELPS ATTENDEES TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Compensate for the emissions from flight to the event - As part of our commitment to the sustainability, we are implementing a range of initiatives to make the event more responsible and we also want to help others in being more sustainable.

Our goal is to become a carbon neutral event. To achieve this, we are reducing our carbon footprint by increasing efficiencies, powering the event by renewable electricity and reducing the amount of waste generated.

While registering for ProPak Asia 2022 you will be provided with the option to purchase carbon offsets to compensate for the emissions produced by your flight. Carbon offsets are schemes that are designed to counterbalance any unavoidable carbon footprint by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere in the world.

Through paying a carbon offset fee you help others reduce, remove or avoid emissions being generated. The projects supported include Amazonian Rainforest Conversation in Brazil, Household Biodigester Distribution in China, Domestic Energy Systems in India, Teak Afforestation in Mexico, American Grasslands Conservation in USA and Reserve Preservation in Borneo. Learn more about these carbon offset projects at Informa.

These projects bring a whole host of other positive benefits, such as empowering communities and increasing their wellbeing, protecting ecosystems, creating jobs and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The price for the carbon offset is determined by the quantity of CO2 emissions that an aeroplane gives off per passenger for a given flight distance. This is calculated from a single journey distance, to then cover the carbon emissions produced by the full round trip. The calculation is based on average fuel consumption data for typical short, medium and long-haul flights. The fees for carbon offsets are determined based on the methodology established in Defra's Environmental reporting guidelines and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting.

We partnered with Natural Capital Partners to ensure support of certified and audited carbon offset projects around the world. All the projects supported are independently verified to assure emission reductions are occurring.

Learn more about Carbon offsetting at Informa events.

PROPAK ASIA 2022 POWERED BY RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY

As part of our commitment to reducing our event carbon impact, and our journey to Net Zero we are excited to announce that we have purchased renewable electricity for over 90% of our event.

Our event use of electricity generated by fossil fuels, such as coal, has been a significant proportion of our event carbon impact. By switching to renewable electricity, which is generated by sustainable sources such as wind or solar, we eliminate the carbon impact from how we power our event. This make a significant reduction to each of our event event's carbon footprint.

How have we done this?

The allocation of renewable electricity generated within each country is traded separately to the cost of using the electricity itself. When buying a “renewable electricity tariff” these two things are bundled together. This means we have been able to estimate how much electricity our events use in each country and purchase the amount of renewable electricity certificates we need to cover our events usage from that country's electricity grid.

SUSTAINABLE EVENT BY TCEB

Thailand Convention and exhibition Bureau has launched the new standard for MICE Sustainability named "Thailand Sustainable Event Management Standard" or TSEMS. Informa Markets as a leading exhibition organiser in Asia. We proudly present that ProPak Asia 2022 will be one of event in Thailand that is working toward achievement in TSEM standard which will be the first and leading event to apply for this sustainable event standard of Thailand.

SUSTAINABILITY IN INFORMA MARKETS

ProPak Asia 2022 is part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment.

Many of our stakeholders are clearly telling us that sustainability (social, economic and environmental) is something that is no longer a nice to have but a necessary part of any event. We want to make sure we're meeting those expectations and we believe that being sustainable is the right thing to do.

We also recognise that it's not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognizing that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve. This is an ongoing process for us and we're looking for ideas of how we can improve.

More information about our work so far can be found on the www.informa.com/sustainability including our latest sustainability reports.

Informa and its events have received numerous awards and recognition including:

CONTACT AND SHARE YOUR STORY

Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Got an idea? Contact the event team or reach out to Informa's sustainability team for more information: [email protected]