MCI releases 2017 sustainability report

Geneva, June 27th 2018. MCI is pleased to announce the launch of its 2017 Sustainability Report titled “Fostering Care & Generating Value”.

By building a vibrant and authentic culture of care and responsibility that generates value for our people, our business and society are at the center of our strategy and keep us committed to our sustainability goals.

Highlights of 2017 include:

  • Community: Our teams around the world did an amazing job in volunteering a total number of 6,317 hours, raising over €1.4 million through pro bono charity event consulting and supporting 50 community projects.
  • Knowledge Sharing: 3,920 suppliers, clients and talents received training from MCI in Sustainable Event Practices.
  • Clients: We organised 26 events around sustainability and won 2 awards for our commitment to sustainability.

Office Operations: We proudly achieved our target to reduce carbon emissions, with 33% of our offices running on sustainable energy. 

MCI is taking its commitment one step further by compensating unavoidable emissions and will support Cool Earth, a non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change.

Cool Earth has been selected due to our core values being closely aligned, enabling us to support a project that has a key measurable and positive impact on the environment.

What’s in store for the future?

  • Continue to integrate sustainability into MCI office operations and ways of working.
  • Build MCI’s sustainability expertise and grow the business in key categories of the sustainability industry.
  • Keep on enabling and inspiring the MCI teams around the world to volunteer time for community action projects.

Celebrating the launch of the report, Sebastien Tondeur, CEO, MCI Group said: “What started as a small CSR programme has blossomed to become a core pillar of the MCI culture and brand. Sustainability is now part of our business strategy, our client value proposition and our daily operations.”

You can view the Annual Sustainability Report here.

 

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For more information on MCI’s sustainability programmes please contact:

Mélanie Delaplache                                                  

Sustainability Services Director                                                   

MCI Benelux | Brussels                                                       

melanie.delaplanche@mci-group.com                                                         

+32 (0) 2743 15 40                           

 

For any press inquiries please contact:

Alex Papaioannou

Global PR & Content Manager

MCI HQ | Amsterdam                                                         

a.papaioannou@mci-group.com                                                                                                     

+31 (0) 20 305 35 72    

 

ABOUT MCI

MCI is the global leader in engaging and activating audiences. Our business is founded on a simple human insight: When people come together, magic happens. This magic is called community. Since 1987 we have been bringing people together through inspiring meetings, events, congresses and association management. MCI helps organizations harness the power of community by applying our strategic engagement and activation solutions to build unforgettable online and offline experiences that foster change, inspire, educate and enhance business performance. MCI is an independently owned company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and boasts a global presence with +2,300 professionals in 60 offices and 31 countries work with clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Find out more at www.mci-group.com.

MCI’s pioneering and award-winning Sustainability Consultancy advises cities, governments, associations and corporations on how to accelerate transformation, catalyse innovation and enhance brand reputation. With over 850 high-profile environmental, social and governance (ESG) projects managed to date and industry-wide recognition for our pioneering sustainable event management, ISO certification consulting and sustainability reporting, we have become the world’s leading organiser of sustainable events and events about sustainability. Find out more at www.mcisustainability.com.