Our commitment to sustainability
Driven to act for the environment and society as well as responding to the needs of our clients, Touch Associates are committed to help tackle the climate change challenges we face globally, and the impact made from within both our own industry and our organisation. We take climate change seriously and want to ensure that we are working with our clients, partners, and suppliers to make more environmentally friendly decisions when it comes to operating events around the world.
We hope to increase environmental awareness across the organisation and embed carbon reduction and zero waste practises in our everyday business. We are partnering with local environmental programmes and sustainable initiatives across each of our office locations
Our aim is to become industry leaders, ensuring that sustainability is top of the planning agenda, to work with our peers to share best practice, and to ensure that our decision making is having a positive impact.
Educating and training our teams is key to achieving our project goals and ultimately our long-term company goals. If we know better, we can do better.
Every person within Touch has a role to play, every decision impacts the greater plan; involvement and engagement are crucial.
We are working with industry experts, rethinking, and questioning what we can do differently and have joined the industry led Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge to drive the industry towards Net Zero by 2050 to show our commitment to better working practices.
Our Statement of Intent
Our aim as a responsible business is to create a future fit for everyone. We therefore publicly support a 1.5°C future and are aligning our climate mitigation targets to reach Net Zero Global emissions by 2050 across our company operations.
We recognise that most of our event activities are Scope 3 as they are contracted services. Therefore, we commit to measuring emissions from event activities across energy, travel and transport, catering and production.
We will continuously review and aim to reduce our Scope 1 operational emissions and Scope 2 event delivery emissions. We will work with an accredited carbon offsetting partner to assist in this area as we move to a lower carbon operating model and ultimately net-zero.
The Circular Economy
In addition, we are committed to becoming a Circular Economy business. We will reduce waste across all company owned operations with a view to diverting as much as possible from landfill and incineration. We are also committed to running “Circular Events” across all event deliveries.
Monitoring and Reporting
We commit to monitor, review, and report on our progress on a quarterly basis and use the ongoing learnings to inform our approach to reducing emissions and waste across our operational and event activities.