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AECC retain Gold award for sustainability  

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has retained Gold accreditation from the Green Tourism Programme following a recent audit.  AECC is the only event venue in Aberdeen to hold this prestigious Gold award.
As long-term members of the Green Tourism Programme (formerly known as the Green Tourism Business Scheme, GTBS), AECC implement a strategy for continual improvement.  Running a sustainable business, with a concentrated focus on the environmental impact of its operation, AECC were awarded the Gold Award for the second time in succession.

Stuart Brain of Green Tourism commented: “David and the sustainability team, are dedicated to ethical thinking and aim to lead by example which is evidenced by excellent recycling practices over the whole site, promotion of local food and drinks, Healthy Eating Award and supplier screening all backed up by strong management of all things sustainable. Overall a business deserving of continued Gold Award status.”  

Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director commented: “Sustainability is a key focus for AECC and as such, retaining our Gold Award from Green Tourism is a great achievement.  As the only venue in the region to hold a Gold award, this accolade is very important to us as part of our journey to sustainability and we are proud to have maintained our high level of sustainable development.”  

David McDonald, Sustainability Champion and Catering General Manager at AECC, said: “A significant amount of progress has been made over the last twelve months with regards to AECC’s journey to sustainability. Holding a Gold Award from Green Tourism is a massive part of that, and embeds processes which add value to the client experience at the Venue.  The next step on this journey focuses on ISO20121 accreditation, working to further improve the sustainability of event related activities, products and services.”

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