ACC Liverpool awarded ISO 14001 status
ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, has again boosted its status as one of the world's leading venues by adding ISO 14001 to its exemplary set of green credentials. Achieving ISO 14001 accreditation means the venue is now part of an elite collective within Europe.
The ISO 14001 represents a series of international standards on environmental management and applies to those environmental aspects which an organisation, such as ACC Liverpool, has control over and can be expected to influence. The ISO 14001 mark will be regularly monitored and built upon with the venue being audited by the United Registrar of Systems (URS) every 12 months and internal audits throughout the year.
ACC Liverpool's social responsibilities are overseen by the in-house Green Dream Team, driving the venue's achievement "zero waste to landfill" status as of 1st October 2009. In addition, an Energy Saving Task force has reduced the energy used across the organisation by contributing to significant changes including changing the lighting throughout the building in order to save energy. This collection of initiatives confirms ACC Liverpool's commitment to implementing strategies to help protect the environment.
Jacquie Rogers, General Manager, BT Convention Centre Liverpool, said: "ACC Liverpool has achieved this accreditation for its environmental management system and we are proud to be setting the standard for other venues in the industry. This clearly differentiates us from other convention centres and reaffirms our exacting commitment to sustainable events, all in just over 2 years of operation."
ACC Liverpool is recognised across the world as the epitome of event excellence and has gained a number of awards to endorse this. Recent awards include: Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold, Best CSR Initiative for Confex 2009, Winner of Sustainable Tourism – North West Tourism Awards and a BREEAM rating of 'very good'.