National Convention Centre Canberra is a leader in corporate social responsibility. We run a business that is ethical and accountable to the community, our delegates and guests, our people and the environment.
More and more organisations want to do business with responsible companies. The National Convention Centre Canberra, as part of InterContinental Hotels Group, has won an award for excellence in sustainable tourism.
We're proud to have won the Qantas Award For Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Canberra Region Tourism Awards 2015. With this award, the National Convention Centre Canberra and Crowne Plaza Canberra were recognised for our strong commitment to innovative sustainable business practices with a strong focus on triple bottom-line metrics.
Sustainable tourism is serious business and it's ingrained in our culture. In effect, this is about minimising negative social, economic and environmental impacts in our everyday operations and planning. It’s about responsible business and about creating long-term value for those who use the Centre.
IHG won the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism in part for our many responsible business activities. This includes its responsible business activities, including processing organic waste through worm farms, donating excess food to a local charity, buying services and supplies locally, donating doonas to needy families and raising funds to improve the health and wellbeing of children.
At the National Convention Centre Canberra, we're leaders in corporate social responsibility. We run a business that is ethical and accountable to the community, our delegates, guests, people and the environment.
We work with OzHarvest Canberra, Communities@Work and Ronald McDonald House to support our community.
We were also the first convention centre in Australia to donate surplus conference materials to children in need. In a twelve month period, we have sent 1,870 conference satchels, more than 900 stationary items, pens and water bottles to children in the Philippines and Timor-Leste, in partnership with Rotary and Make a Mark Australia.