The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting – which concluded yesterday – has been recognised for its sustainability performance.

In planning the Davos event, measures were taken to ensure the Annual Meeting met the highest sustainability standards. These included the ‘sourcing of renewable electricity’ and ‘carbon compensation for all air travel by staff, media and participants’.

The efforts earned it ISO certification for ‘sustainable planning and operation’ from certification organisation, DNVGL.

“For us, it is essential that we have effective processes in place to reduce our event footprint and that there are real practical efforts to improve the sustainability performance during the Annual Meeting. Sustainability is a long-term commitment and we will continually seek ways to improve how we manage our resources, engage with stakeholders and assess our progress,” said Alois Zwinggi, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum.