Brand experience company Freeman has cemented its commitment to be a front-runner in sustainability in the events and exhibit space with new accreditations and certifications.
In the UK, Freeman has been awarded the Zero to Landfill certification by management waste company, Forward Waste Management. Freeman has also achieved the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme which awards their elevation of health and safety standards, including quality management, equal opportunities and diversity, and financial and business standing.
In the US, Freeman also recently earned the global Events Industry Council's Level 2 APEX/ASTM environmentally sustainable meetings standards certification pertaining to the evaluation and selection of exhibits for environmentally sustainable meetings, events, trade shows, and conferences for suppliers.
Freeman EMEA's managing director, Chris Preston, said: “Sustainability is the single-most pressing issue in our industry. It isn’t just what our customers are increasingly asking for, it is our responsibility to our people, the communities in which we work and live, and our planet as a whole. I am proud that Freeman EMEA has proven to not only meet but exceed the event industry standards in Europe by gaining these accreditations.
"We now want to challenge ourselves to drive innovation in this space together with our stakeholders, suppliers, and customers.”
Freeman SVP of Sustainability Melinda Kendall added: “Freeman is deeply committed to sustainability for the organisation, our clients’ events, and the industry. Sustainability is all about finding creative ways to reduce waste, and these types of certifications give our customers confirmation that we have proven our ability to provide our customers sustainable event execution beyond what they may have considered or even thought possible.”