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    [contact_name] => Kathleen
    [contact_surname] => Davisters
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    [organisation] => visit.brussels 
    [website] => 
    [environmental_description] => The Brussels Capital Region is strongly engaged in its path towards sustainability and is committed to a 'zero carbon' objective by 2050. Various programmes have been implemented in the last decade and all the new projects in the region and its 19 municipalities are driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Ambitious policies and initiatives have already been implemented to this end, as part of the Regional Economic Transition Strategy : the Good Move 2020-2030 regional mobility plan, the Good Food strategy for a sustainable food system, the Regional Circular Economy Programme (PREC), the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and the Ville 30 (limiting speed to 30 km/h on most roads) to name but a few.
    [social_description] => Brussels is a world city. With three official languages and 183 nationalities speaking more than 100 different languages, Brussels is a diverse, cosmopolitan city and a magnetic centre for economic migration. With 62% foreign-born residents, Brussels ranks second only to Dubai in the World Migration Report. According to the 2016 ranking of consultants Mercer, Brussels is the 21st most pleasant city in the world in terms of quality of living out of 450, well ahead of Paris or London and 14th in Europe. The Mercer survey rated Brussels as one of the most pleasant places to live on the European continent and also one of its most inexpensive cities Brussels is the capital city of a country that appears consistently towards the top of international rankings such as: least corrupt countries, least gender inequality, etc.
    [supplier_description] => visit.brussels' dedicated team and local organisations work with meeting professionals to make their meeting much more sustainable. Brussels is steadily becoming a more sustainable destination, and it shows. Cleantech events now taking place in Brussels include the Annual Carbon Capture and Storage Summit, Renewable Energy Law Conference and Sustainable Energy Week. 35 % of all Brussels hotel rooms hold an official eco-certification and are easily accessible with public transport. Brussels CVB works actively to inspire the city’s meetings industry to become more responsible.
    [dmo_description] => We’re the Brussels-Capital Region’s tourism promotion and communications agency, committed to :

- the promotion of tourism, culture and events in the Brussels-Capital Region
- the creation of experiences that highlight its many assets
- the quality of the reception of its visitors, be they leisure and business tourists or international associations

We care for the well-being of residents and visitors alike, while preserving the heritage and environment of our region. The public funds entrusted to us are invested to benefit our inhabitants and economic players.
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    [high_env_1] => 6.4
    [high_env_2] => 44
    [high_env_3] => 230
    [high_soc_1] => 82.2
    [high_soc_2] => 89.46
    [high_soc_3] => 76
    [high_sup_1] => 35
    [high_sup_2] => 67
    [high_sup_3] => 0
    [high_dmo_1] => Sustainability vision and action plan established for events,Sustainability vision and action plan established for tourism,Multi year strategy (+3 years)
    [high_dmo_2] => None
    [high_dmo_3] => Performance data (KPIs) from the previous and/or current year is published on the DMO website
    [created_at] => 2021-10-26 12:01:41
    [updated_at] => 2022-09-21 18:01:13
    [year] => 2021
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    [Environment] => 76.98
    [Environment_rank] => 16
    [Social] => 92.5
    [Social_rank] => 2
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    [region] => Western Europe
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    [updated_at] => 2021-10-26 12:00:37
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Brussels 2021 GDS-Index Report
2021 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
We’re the Brussels-Capital Region’s tourism promotion and communications agency, committed to : - the promotion of tourism, culture and events in the Brussels-Capital Region - the creation of experiences that highlight its many assets - the quality of the reception of its visitors, be they leisure and business tourists or international associations We care for the well-being of residents and visitors alike, while preserving the heritage and environment of our region. The public funds entrusted to us are invested to benefit our inhabitants and economic players.
The Brussels Capital Region is strongly engaged in its path towards sustainability and is committed to a 'zero carbon' objective by 2050. Various programmes have been implemented in the last decade and all the new projects in the region and its 19 municipalities are driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ambitious policies and initiatives have already been implemented to this end, as part of the Regional Economic Transition Strategy : the Good Move 2020-2030 regional mobility plan, the Good Food strategy for a sustainable food system, the Regional Circular Economy Programme (PREC), the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and the Ville 30 (limiting speed to 30 km/h on most roads) to name but a few.
visit.brussels' dedicated team and local organisations work with meeting professionals to make their meeting much more sustainable. Brussels is steadily becoming a more sustainable destination, and it shows. Cleantech events now taking place in Brussels include the Annual Carbon Capture and Storage Summit, Renewable Energy Law Conference and Sustainable Energy Week. 35 % of all Brussels hotel rooms hold an official eco-certification and are easily accessible with public transport. Brussels CVB works actively to inspire the city’s meetings industry to become more responsible.
Brussels is a world city. With three official languages and 183 nationalities speaking more than 100 different languages, Brussels is a diverse, cosmopolitan city and a magnetic centre for economic migration. With 62% foreign-born residents, Brussels ranks second only to Dubai in the World Migration Report. According to the 2016 ranking of consultants Mercer, Brussels is the 21st most pleasant city in the world in terms of quality of living out of 450, well ahead of Paris or London and 14th in Europe. The Mercer survey rated Brussels as one of the most pleasant places to live on the European continent and also one of its most inexpensive cities Brussels is the capital city of a country that appears consistently towards the top of international rankings such as: least corrupt countries, least gender inequality, etc.
Summary
We’re the Brussels-Capital Region’s tourism promotion and communications agency, committed to : - the promotion of tourism, culture and events in the Brussels-Capital Region - the creation of experiences that highlight its many assets - the quality of the reception of its visitors, be they leisure and business tourists or international associations We care for the well-being of residents and visitors alike, while preserving the heritage and environment of our region. The public funds entrusted to us are invested to benefit our inhabitants and economic players.
Does visit.brussels  have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Brussels have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does visit.brussels  report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
The Brussels Capital Region is strongly engaged in its path towards sustainability and is committed to a 'zero carbon' objective by 2050. Various programmes have been implemented in the last decade and all the new projects in the region and its 19 municipalities are driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ambitious policies and initiatives have already been implemented to this end, as part of the Regional Economic Transition Strategy : the Good Move 2020-2030 regional mobility plan, the Good Food strategy for a sustainable food system, the Regional Circular Economy Programme (PREC), the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and the Ville 30 (limiting speed to 30 km/h on most roads) to name but a few.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
230 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
visit.brussels' dedicated team and local organisations work with meeting professionals to make their meeting much more sustainable. Brussels is steadily becoming a more sustainable destination, and it shows. Cleantech events now taking place in Brussels include the Annual Carbon Capture and Storage Summit, Renewable Energy Law Conference and Sustainable Energy Week. 35 % of all Brussels hotel rooms hold an official eco-certification and are easily accessible with public transport. Brussels CVB works actively to inspire the city’s meetings industry to become more responsible.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Brussels is a world city. With three official languages and 183 nationalities speaking more than 100 different languages, Brussels is a diverse, cosmopolitan city and a magnetic centre for economic migration. With 62% foreign-born residents, Brussels ranks second only to Dubai in the World Migration Report. According to the 2016 ranking of consultants Mercer, Brussels is the 21st most pleasant city in the world in terms of quality of living out of 450, well ahead of Paris or London and 14th in Europe. The Mercer survey rated Brussels as one of the most pleasant places to live on the European continent and also one of its most inexpensive cities Brussels is the capital city of a country that appears consistently towards the top of international rankings such as: least corrupt countries, least gender inequality, etc.
82
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
89
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
76
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

In 2021 the GDS-Index used 71 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

City Environmental
Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Water

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

City Social
Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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