CSR

IAC 2022 promotes Corporate Social Responsibility taking and supporting actions and initiatives which reflect our identity and sense of responsibility to society and people. Attendees will be active members in various activities and will have the satisfaction of the contribution to society and their fellow human beings. 

Tailor-made Aid Box

You can donate unopened amenities by creating their own Aid Box, to be collected by the City of Athens Homeless Foundation in their bid to ease problems faced by people who, for whatever reason, are without shelter or whose home is unsafe and inadequate.

WWF

For more than 30 years, WWF has been dedicated to protecting and defending the value of nature. Its goal is to transform the planet into a place where humanity and nature can coexist harmoniously. With the donations of thousands of supporters, unique successes have been achieved, such as establishing the Gyaros Marine Protected Area, the protection of rare birds of prey in Thrace, and the absolute protection of Sekania beach in Zakynthos, where Caretta caretta turtles lay their eggs every year.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

  • Create your own Tailor-made Aid Box for the City of Athens Homeless Foundation. It will be collected by the congress secretariat.
  • Choose one of the many ways you can support WWF. See here.

No portion of food wasted

The partner catering company will donate all leftover food portions to the non-profit organization Boroume.
Its mission is to reduce food waste and to fight malnutrition in Greece.
Through the “Saving & Offering Food” program they save food on a daily basis from many sources and they offer it to charities that help people who are facing food insecurity. Their actions help the most vulnerable in our society as well as the environment by reducing organic food waste.

SUSTAINABILITY

IAC 2022 aims to minimize the environmental impact of the event and contribute towards a safe and healthy environment. Implements numerous measures, from the planning of the event to execution and from the moment you start looking into your travel arrangements until you are back from the conference. This congress aspires to bring about sustainable solutions, to act as an inspiration and to raise the level of both learning and awareness, that the positive impacts will outweigh the negative.

  • We select local suppliers to avoid long distance transport of goods and people
  • We avoid printing and aim for an almost paperless office
  • We offer contactless check-in for delegates and congress visitors
  • We reduce energy consumption by applying LED lighting and screens
  • We reduce the number and variety of amenities
  • We offer a reusable bottle to refill it with water

Travel

  • Use public transport instead of a taxi when navigating through Athens
  • When using a taxi, you might think of sharing it with one of your fellow delegates

Hotel

  • Only use the air conditioning if it is necessary
  • Turn off the lights and TV when leaving the room
  • Select the type and amount of food during meals sensibly to avoid food waste

During the Congress

  • Bring your own folding travel cup for coffee/tea to prevent takeaway cups
  • Bring your own bottle of water and refill it on the water stations provided
  • Only pick up printed marketing and information material that you are really interested in and that you will use
  • We suggest you download the congress mobile app