We are a place where the future starts. We connect people from all over the world, provide platforms for the topics of the time and help ideas achieve a breakthrough. This is our big strength: pooling innovations, curating trends and paving the way for tomorrow’s players – at our homebase in Stockum and through our Global Portfolios in strong, emerging economic regions all over the world.
Level by level
Messe Düsseldorf has the clear ambition to anchor sustainability in its core business and to drive it forward on all levels. This includes taking our entrepreneurial responsibility as an organiser, employer, regional economic factor and international multiplier serious at all times. On the corporate level we promote and support our employees, assist them in their personal and professional development and make a contribution to our location as a Corporate Citizen. On the event level we minimize the resource consumption of large events while maximizing the trade fair journey for our visitors at the same time. This is how we shape the future – with a clear attitude and a good feeling.
On course for 1.5
We are convinced that holistic thinking and acting form the basis for sustainable economic growth in harmony with the environment and society. This is why sustainability forms an integral part of our corporate strategy. By signing the position paper of the German exhibition companies and the global Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative we have committed ourselves to the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement. We, too, align our actions with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees and fight for achieving these goals in strategic alliances. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations form our orientation framework to do so.
Smaller footprint, bigger handprint
With our events we want to make an impact – while keeping the environmental impact as low as possible at the same time.
The future in 4D
Sustainability is a team effort. This is why we have established the sustainability topics of relevance to us in exchange with our stakeholders and made them the basis for our sustainability strategy. It defines how we understand our entrepreneurial responsibility, determines the focus of our activities and is aligned with the sustainability goals of the state capital Düsseldorf.
Our approach: comprehensive, holistic, long-term – and focused on four dimensions for sustainable changes.
People. Planet. Performance. Governance.
In these four dimensions we focus our sustainability activities on thirteen focus topics that we have underpinned with concrete targets. This way, we ensure that we integrate sustainability into our strategic management process and make a contribution to achieving our eight essential SDGs – with commitment, determination and passion.