Gothenburg tops Global Destination Sustainability Index

Gothenburg in Sweden was rated top of the Global Destination Sustainability Index at the 2016 ICCA Congress, which took place earlier this week.

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The Index, which has released its first-ever ranking of the sustainability performance, charted 35 participating cities worldwide, with the Leadership Award going to Gothenburg for attaining the highest overall score of 83%. Glasgow was the only UK city to make it into the top 10, with a rating of 64%.

Global Desination Sustainability Index top 10:

1.)    Gothenburg

2.)    Copenhagen & Reykjavik

3.)    Zurich

4.)    Stuttgart

5.)    Uppsala

6.)    Helsinki

7.)    Glasgow & Tampere

8.)    Stocjhlm & Vasteras

9.)    Espoo

10.) Frankfurt, Karlstad, Sapporo & Syndey.

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The GDS-Index is a collaborative platform that aims to promote the sustainable growth of international meeting destinations through benchmarking across four key areas: city environmental strategy and infrastructure; city social sustainability performance; industry supplier support (restaurants, hotels and convention centres); and Convention Bureau strategy and initiatives. 

Launched by MCI, IMEX and ICCA in March 2016, 35 cities across five continents have since joined the process of benchmarking and assessment. 


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