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Malmö 2019 GDS-Index Report
2019 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
City of Malmö is renowned for its transformation from a grey industrial city to a green city of knowledge. Flagship projects like the old shipyard area Western Harbour which has been transformed into a residential and office space area with renewable energy solutions, green roofs and car pools. In the year of 2030 Malmö will be supplied by 100% renewable energy and wind power in Malmö already power 60 000 households in the region. Malmö has also been awarded the 6th most bicycle friendly city in the world and has around 500 km of cycle tracks. The public transport is driven by biogas, and biogas is produced from the city’s organic waste and sewage. It is easy to be green when arranging events in Malmö, and there is a history of hosting green events from smaller happenings to larger such as the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013.
Malmö Festival is Scandinavia's largest festival in the urban environment and this entails a great responsibility. 2009 began a systematic work that the festival will affect the environment less for each year that passes. The work has been praised and received a number of awards . In 2014 , we were once again the trust of internationally recognized " A Greener Festival Award" and the Swedish " Environment labeled Event - Keep Sweden Tidy " . In 2013, Malmö hosted the Eurovision Song Contest with around 100 000 visitors. The city is so proud that we managed with the ISO certification of the Eurovision , ISO 20121. It succeeded so well , which means that it is possible to implement sustainable meetings and events in the future .
The Malmö commission on social sustainability was the first local commission of its kind in the world. It was modelled on the WHO commission on social determinants of health and its report "Closing the gap in generation". Thanks to the work of the Malmö commission the City of Malmö iss considered amog the leading cities in the world when it comes to conscious determined work on changing the social determinants affecting health. According to the European Commission´s yearly Eurobarometer of quality of life Malmö ends up at number 7.
Summary
Does Malmö Tourism have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Malmö have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Malmö Tourism report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
City of Malmö is renowned for its transformation from a grey industrial city to a green city of knowledge. Flagship projects like the old shipyard area Western Harbour which has been transformed into a residential and office space area with renewable energy solutions, green roofs and car pools. In the year of 2030 Malmö will be supplied by 100% renewable energy and wind power in Malmö already power 60 000 households in the region. Malmö has also been awarded the 6th most bicycle friendly city in the world and has around 500 km of cycle tracks. The public transport is driven by biogas, and biogas is produced from the city’s organic waste and sewage. It is easy to be green when arranging events in Malmö, and there is a history of hosting green events from smaller happenings to larger such as the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
1270 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Malmö Festival is Scandinavia's largest festival in the urban environment and this entails a great responsibility. 2009 began a systematic work that the festival will affect the environment less for each year that passes. The work has been praised and received a number of awards . In 2014 , we were once again the trust of internationally recognized " A Greener Festival Award" and the Swedish " Environment labeled Event - Keep Sweden Tidy " . In 2013, Malmö hosted the Eurovision Song Contest with around 100 000 visitors. The city is so proud that we managed with the ISO certification of the Eurovision , ISO 20121. It succeeded so well , which means that it is possible to implement sustainable meetings and events in the future .
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
The Malmö commission on social sustainability was the first local commission of its kind in the world. It was modelled on the WHO commission on social determinants of health and its report "Closing the gap in generation". Thanks to the work of the Malmö commission the City of Malmö iss considered amog the leading cities in the world when it comes to conscious determined work on changing the social determinants affecting health. According to the European Commission´s yearly Eurobarometer of quality of life Malmö ends up at number 7.
85
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
89
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

The GDS-Index uses 69 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

Sustainability Strategy

Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

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

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