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Uppsala 2019 GDS-Index Report
2019 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Uppsala has high ambitions when it comes to environmental work and strive to accomplish it's main goals in accordance to the environmental and climat plan for 2014-2023. To mention but a few of the goals/ * by 2020 reduce the green house emissions by another 30%, * All renewable and climate neutral heating by 2020, * Solar energy to 30 MW by 2020, * All transportation owned or financed by the city shall be fossile fuled only by 2020, * The citys energy use should be unchanged in year 2020 when compared to the amount in 2014 *100% ecological food by all publicly funded functions in 2023, such as childcare, schools and elderly homes, to name but a few. 100% of the convention centres and 88% of the hotels rooms are eco-certified.
Uppsala as one of the founding partner in ICCA Scandinavia Sustainability Index has done quite well in achieving good results and top positions in the ranking. The sustainable work of the local meetings industry is very goal oriented and the Convention Bureau together with it's industry partners work for continous progress and leadership in the matter. We have followed the example of the municipallity in setting high goals for the convention bureau, partners and our common projects. We are most proud of engaging the accual local hosts and meetings ambassadeurs in the work of environmental, social and economical sustainabilty. Together with them we meet up in forums over the year to discuss how we all can help to progress and perform better. We aim to have all major events and congresses certified already in 2017 and we hope to get the industry to involve in social sustainability events over the year to come. 100% of the convention centres and 88% of the hotels rooms are eco-certified.
Uppsala has over the last year started to work with local partners of social sustainability programs and to communicate towards local meeting planners and meeting hosts to set an example and act upon supporting local initiatives when organising their meetings and events. We arrange sustainability forums for the hosts to meet with local charities and social projects and we send out a quarterly newsletter to the about 550 local hosts at the universities, the university hospital, the municipallity and other local associations representatives with more information and contact details.
Summary
Does Uppsala Convention Bureau  have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Uppsala have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Uppsala Convention Bureau  report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Uppsala has high ambitions when it comes to environmental work and strive to accomplish it's main goals in accordance to the environmental and climat plan for 2014-2023. To mention but a few of the goals/ * by 2020 reduce the green house emissions by another 30%, * All renewable and climate neutral heating by 2020, * Solar energy to 30 MW by 2020, * All transportation owned or financed by the city shall be fossile fuled only by 2020, * The citys energy use should be unchanged in year 2020 when compared to the amount in 2014 *100% ecological food by all publicly funded functions in 2023, such as childcare, schools and elderly homes, to name but a few. 100% of the convention centres and 88% of the hotels rooms are eco-certified.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
3000 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Uppsala as one of the founding partner in ICCA Scandinavia Sustainability Index has done quite well in achieving good results and top positions in the ranking. The sustainable work of the local meetings industry is very goal oriented and the Convention Bureau together with it's industry partners work for continous progress and leadership in the matter. We have followed the example of the municipallity in setting high goals for the convention bureau, partners and our common projects. We are most proud of engaging the accual local hosts and meetings ambassadeurs in the work of environmental, social and economical sustainabilty. Together with them we meet up in forums over the year to discuss how we all can help to progress and perform better. We aim to have all major events and congresses certified already in 2017 and we hope to get the industry to involve in social sustainability events over the year to come. 100% of the convention centres and 88% of the hotels rooms are eco-certified.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Uppsala has over the last year started to work with local partners of social sustainability programs and to communicate towards local meeting planners and meeting hosts to set an example and act upon supporting local initiatives when organising their meetings and events. We arrange sustainability forums for the hosts to meet with local charities and social projects and we send out a quarterly newsletter to the about 550 local hosts at the universities, the university hospital, the municipallity and other local associations representatives with more information and contact details.
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.

 

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