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In the summer of 2022, Helsingborg invited the world to H22 City Expo, a 35-day innovation fest to showcase new solutions and working methods and provide a platform for global stakeholders to co-create the smart, sustainable, and thoughtful cities of the future. Against a backdrop of culture and beauty, the expo had over 1 million visits.

Helsingborg has a goal of being fossil independent by 2030. The journey is on, since 2019 all public transport runs on renewable energy, the majority of the hotels are environmentally certified hotels or has their own sustainability programs and in the last six years Helsingborg has been named as Sweden´s most environmentally friendly municipality on four occasions.
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Just a few years ago, the environmental discussion was more distinctly separated from discussions concerning social sustainability. Today we know better. We know that environment and public health are closely linked, and that social and environmental sustainability are a prerequisite for a sustainable economy in the long term. 

We have done a great work in Helsingborg with the accessibility of public places, streets and public premises and shops. Our Culturehouse; Dunkers is LGBTQI certified and we are also working with the purple flag process and security in the city. The area around Maria Torg is a purple flag certified area. 
To avoid loneliness we have special “chatcafes” and the yellow benches you can see in Helsingborg are “a friends bench”.
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As a new member of the GDS Index we have now started our journey to a smarter and more sustainable destination within the DMO sector. A new sustainable destination strategy – Älska Helsingborg – is in the working process, where the hospitality industry are invited to participate.

Helsingborg strives to become a city where all people can enjoy a high quality of life but with a low environmental impact. We aim to combine sustainable growth and quality of life and offer a city where people and businesses can unleash their potential.
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Helsingborg 2022 GDS-Index Report
2022 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Where the Baltic Sea meets the North Sea and nestled in natural and historical beauty, Helsingborg is a city that prides itself on working together to put people and planet first. As a mid-sized city with big ambitions, we have transformed Helsingborg’s DNA through the H22 initiative and made the entire city a living lab for collaborative innovation. By seeking out new and unexpected partnerships – local, national and global – Helsingborg has become a top destination for CityChangers worldwide. As a new member of the GDS Index we have now started our journey to a smarter and more sustainable destination within the DMO sector. A new sustainable destination strategy – Älska Helsingborg – is in the working process, where the hospitality industry are invited to participate. Helsingborg strives to become a city where all people can enjoy a high quality of life but with a low environmental impact. We aim to combine sustainable growth and quality of life and offer a city where people and businesses can unleash their potential.
Helsingborg is one of Europe’s most sustainable and innovative cities, awarded as such by the European Commission in the 2020 iCaptial Awards and as a finalist in the European Green Capital Award 2021. In April 2022, Helsingborg was chosen by the EU to be one of 112 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030. In the summer of 2022, Helsingborg invited the world to H22 City Expo, a 35-day innovation fest to showcase new solutions and working methods and provide a platform for global stakeholders to co-create the smart, sustainable, and thoughtful cities of the future. Against a backdrop of culture and beauty, the expo had over 1 million visits. Helsingborg has a goal of being fossil independent by 2030. The journey is on, since 2019 all public transport runs on renewable energy, the majority of the hotels are environmentally certified hotels or has their own sustainability programs and in the last six years Helsingborg has been named as Sweden´s most environmentally friendly municipality on four occasions.
As a new member of the GDS Index we have now started our journey to a smarter and more sustainable destination within the DMO sector. A new sustainable destination strategy – Älska Helsingborg – is in the working process, where the hospitality industry are invited to participate in the work and outcome for the future Helsingborg. With a lot of collaboration within our different networks we can see new initiatives coming into projects where the ambitions are to work and communicate in a more sustainable way within the meetings and events sector.
Helsingborg’s primary challenges going forward are found within the realm of social sustainability. This involves reducing the health inequality between different socioeconomic groups, establishing a prioritised integration process for newcomers, and bolstering the perceived sense of safety and security in the city. Just a few years ago, the environmental discussion was more distinctly separated from discussions concerning social sustainability. Today we know better. We know that environment and public health are closely linked, and that social and environmental sustainability are a prerequisite for a sustainable economy in the long term. We have done a great work in Helsingborg with the accessibility of public places, streets and public premises and shops. Our Culturehouse; Dunkers is LGBTQI certified and we are also working with the purple flag process and security in the city. The area around Maria Torg is a purple flag certified area. To avoid loneliness we have special “chatcafes” and the yellow benches you can see in Helsingborg are “a friends bench”.
Summary
Where the Baltic Sea meets the North Sea and nestled in natural and historical beauty, Helsingborg is a city that prides itself on working together to put people and planet first. As a mid-sized city with big ambitions, we have transformed Helsingborg’s DNA through the H22 initiative and made the entire city a living lab for collaborative innovation. By seeking out new and unexpected partnerships – local, national and global – Helsingborg has become a top destination for CityChangers worldwide. As a new member of the GDS Index we have now started our journey to a smarter and more sustainable destination within the DMO sector. A new sustainable destination strategy – Älska Helsingborg – is in the working process, where the hospitality industry are invited to participate. Helsingborg strives to become a city where all people can enjoy a high quality of life but with a low environmental impact. We aim to combine sustainable growth and quality of life and offer a city where people and businesses can unleash their potential.
Does Helsingborg Convention & Event Bureau have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Helsingborg have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Helsingborg Convention & Event Bureau report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Helsingborg is one of Europe’s most sustainable and innovative cities, awarded as such by the European Commission in the 2020 iCaptial Awards and as a finalist in the European Green Capital Award 2021. In April 2022, Helsingborg was chosen by the EU to be one of 112 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030. In the summer of 2022, Helsingborg invited the world to H22 City Expo, a 35-day innovation fest to showcase new solutions and working methods and provide a platform for global stakeholders to co-create the smart, sustainable, and thoughtful cities of the future. Against a backdrop of culture and beauty, the expo had over 1 million visits. Helsingborg has a goal of being fossil independent by 2030. The journey is on, since 2019 all public transport runs on renewable energy, the majority of the hotels are environmentally certified hotels or has their own sustainability programs and in the last six years Helsingborg has been named as Sweden´s most environmentally friendly municipality on four occasions.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
17650 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
As a new member of the GDS Index we have now started our journey to a smarter and more sustainable destination within the DMO sector. A new sustainable destination strategy – Älska Helsingborg – is in the working process, where the hospitality industry are invited to participate in the work and outcome for the future Helsingborg. With a lot of collaboration within our different networks we can see new initiatives coming into projects where the ambitions are to work and communicate in a more sustainable way within the meetings and events sector.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Helsingborg’s primary challenges going forward are found within the realm of social sustainability. This involves reducing the health inequality between different socioeconomic groups, establishing a prioritised integration process for newcomers, and bolstering the perceived sense of safety and security in the city. Just a few years ago, the environmental discussion was more distinctly separated from discussions concerning social sustainability. Today we know better. We know that environment and public health are closely linked, and that social and environmental sustainability are a prerequisite for a sustainable economy in the long term. We have done a great work in Helsingborg with the accessibility of public places, streets and public premises and shops. Our Culturehouse; Dunkers is LGBTQI certified and we are also working with the purple flag process and security in the city. The area around Maria Torg is a purple flag certified area. To avoid loneliness we have special “chatcafes” and the yellow benches you can see in Helsingborg are “a friends bench”.
85
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
91
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
85
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 2022 the GDS-Index used 70 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 City Destinations Alliance (CityDNA). Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood are responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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