MCI releases sustainability report

MCI has revealed key findings from a report on its internal sustainability strategies during 2013.

Guy Bigwood, MCI Group's sustainability director
Guy Bigwood, MCI Group's sustainability director

MCI, which was the first events management company to sign the UN Global Compact in 2007, has released its 2013 Sustainability Report 'Where the Future Begins', which used the advanced GRI G4 reporting framework to measure and report on economic, environmental and social performance.

Key highlights from the report include:

  • MCI staff volunteered a total number of 3,380 hours, raising over €330,000, supporting 86 community projects and bringing the total amount of money raised for charity since 2009 to £1m.
  • The average performance for the MCI office scorecard, a strategic management tool to benchmark local office sustainability performance, rose from 54% to 72%.
  • Use of the MCI Supplier Code of Conduct rose, with 83% of key international partners subscribing to the MCI sustainability policy.
  • MCI’s Event Safety and Sustainability (ESST) Tool was used to assess 78% of all MCI-organised events.
  • In 2013, the MCI Group organised 152 events for clients within the sustainability and energy sector, including the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the GRI Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting and the Responsible Business Forum, which won the IMEX-GMIC Green Award in May 2014.
  • Key consulting projects included working with the Singapore Government to develop sustainability guidelines for the meetings industry; consulting software giant Symantec to integrate sustainability into their events, and guiding two Las Vegas Sands properties to become the first integrated resorts in the world to receive the ISO20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification.

Guy Bigwood, MCI Group sustainability director, said: "The reporting and assurance process was incredibly valuable and is pushing us to improve and innovate with our sustainability programme. 

"We are now moving to an exciting next phase in which we will go far beyond focusing on reducing our negative impacts and scale the integration of sustainability into our business model resulting in greater social, economic and environmental impact for MCI and society." 

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