Environment is one of our eight company values, and we recognise the impact that our iconic venues have in Northern Ireland. Delivering world-class business and entertainment events benefits everyone – socially, culturally and economically. As custodians of these culturally significant venues, we are committed to delivering on our present aims and objectives without compromising the ability of future generations to successfully continue this legacy. It is our goal to reduce the environmental impact of our business through the adoption and promotion of sustainability principles, providing a safe and sustainable environment for our team, clients and customers, as well as to our communities.
ICC Belfast has also been awarded a Green Meetings Silver Award, reflecting our investment in sustainability and commitment to the development of a sustainable tourism plan, in line with Belfast’s transformational resilience strategy; and supported through a city wide sustainable Green Tourism partnership funded by Belfast City Council and delivered by Visit Belfast. Find out more about the award here.
Belfast – A Sustainable Destination
Ranked as one of the Top 20 sustainable destination in the world, Belfast has been recognised by the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) as a city committed to sustainable development and growth. The GDS Index evaluated Belfast on four key areas:
- Environmental strategy and infrastructure
- Social sustainability performance
- Industry supplier support
- Strategy and initiatives of the city’s destination marketing and management organisation (DMMO)
This follows the launch of Belfast’s Resilience Strategy, the city’s first climate plan, which outlines 30 transformational programmes to transition the Belfast City Region to an inclusive, zero-emissions, climate-resilient economy within a generation. Find out more about the strategy here.
Our corporate partner, Visit Belfast, has also been awarded a bronze accreditation from Green Tourism, in recognition of its focus on developing sustainable practices within the organisation and driving the city’s tourism ambitions to deliver key sustainable tourism initiatives. In addition to launching a new sustainability policy, Visit Belfast has developed a new business events sustainability framework for event organisers to encourage green tourism throughout the events and conferencing sector. Through this initiative, Visit Belfast aims to increase the number of inbound business events delivered against dedicated sustainability and legacy targets to 80% by 2025.
- Download our sustainability journey so far
- Download our sustainability vision
- Download our sustainability policy