Join our green movement in MWC Shanghai 2019
There are three important things you can do in the event to help the environment:
Your flight, accommodation, transportation and food choice generates an impact on the environment. We can help the environment by offsetting our footprint. Follow four simple steps HERE to calculate and offset your carbon footprint in MWC19 Shanghai:
Do you know that if every attendee recycled their badge, the carbon footprint of the event would decrease by the equivalent carbon absorption of about 254 trees? Help us recycle your badge to reduce our environmental impact. You can find the recycle bins located at the exits of the event.
Use the Event App instead of printing
Download relevant content from exhibitors via a QR code
Use public transportation to reach the venue
Share your car with other members of your company
Bring your own water bottle
Request cardboard cups instead of plastic when you eat
Consider using airlines with carbon footprint offset programs
Book a direct flight to Shanghai. Non-stop flights are exponentially better for the environment.
Review the carbon footprint programme in your accommodation
Turn off any lights, TV and heater when you leave your hotel
We are a carbon neutrality programme committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment, both in our offices and at our events. All 14 international GSMA offices and all GSMA events, including the Mobile 360 series have been certified as carbon neutral since 2016. This makes GSMA a carbon neutral company, a certification we intend to renew each year. Our objectives are:
our emissions and waste to contribute to the preservation of the environment
our attendees to be green along with us and educate them about our goals
new and additional opportunities to reduce our event’s environmental impact
wherever possible our suppliers and exhibitors to minimise their impact on the environment
We have been certified carbon neutral from 2015 to 2018 and MWC Shanghai 2018 was officially certified by the British Standards Institution under the international PAS 2060 standard, reinforcing its position as the largest carbon neutral exhibition and conference in Asia.
We are constantly working on new initiatives, and aim to generate the least waste possible by recycling or donating the majority of event material.
Waste reduction through our ‘Donation Room’ Initiative. We collected 2 table tennis tables in 2017 and donated them to Shanghai Bao Shan Vocational School.
We provide a free carbon footprint study to space only exhibitors to understand their impact on the environment and help them become more sustainable stands for future events.
We encourage participants to bring their own water bottle during the event. We will be using water dispensers and cups instead of distributing bottled water in most of the event programmes. We also encourage participants to bring their own water bottles to the event.