Sustainability at Events

Committed to Sustainability

We recognise that as an events company, we are part of an industry which is a huge contributor to waste of all kinds throughout the world. We take this notion very seriously.

Although Okoru is not primarily a sustainable event company, sustainability has always been at the heart of our approach to event production and something that we always consider when planning any event.

We are committed to sustainable business practices, but we also understand that sustainability is not the primary focus for most of our clients - so you’ll never hear us use it as an excuse for not delivering on our promises. We will however ask that you consider options to reduce your event carbon footprint and sometimes this comes at a financial cost. 

Our approach to sustainability ranges from using existing materials wherever possible and utilising up-cycling techniques to repurposing items otherwise destined for landfill and being considerate of our carbon footprint at all times.

We are working towards producing carbon neutral events wherever possible within the next five years and are working with a variety of projects and initiatives in Bristol, across the UK and Europe to help offset our carbon production.

A Sustainable Event Company with a difference?

We are very conscious of our environmental impact and take every effort to keep the number of journeys to and from an event site to an absolute minimum. 

Our event portfolio in the alpine regions of France, Switzerland and Austria means we need to take transportation to and from the alps each year. We try to ensure that these journeys are shared between events, meaning a single delivery can cater for multiple events in the alps, back to back. We also offer a carbon calculation to our clients to allow them the choice of offsetting their emissions in relation to our activity. 

The events industry as a whole is responsible for creating incalculable amounts of waste each year, and it takes a committed effort from a team of people just to sort through and recycle the resulting waste from just one festival.

By encouraging a culture of environmental accountability and social responsibility in the work that we do and seeking to find a balance between people and their environment, we believe we can set a precedent as a sustainable event company with a difference, without having to compromise on the quality of event design or production.

If you’re sufficiently interested we’d love to hear from you to discuss and tell you more about our policies and cultures we adopt at Okoru in order to help towards a socially and environmentally conscious business model in events. 

Please click here for more about the range of event services we can provide. Or if not maybe you’d like to read a little more about us.