NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Questex, a leading information services company, today announces it has launched a corporate sustainability initiative focused on a renewed environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy. With a mission to help the markets that help people live better and longer, Questex is focused on making the world a better place.
“From our employees to our communities and our customers, corporate sustainability is important to all Questex stakeholders,” said Paul Miller, CEO, Questex. “Research shows that companies with a strong corporate sustainability investments have better productivity. This strategic focus will not only help us grow the Questex business, but it will also allow us to drive positive change across the communities we serve.”
Questex has signed the “Net Zero Carbon Events” pledge, a joint commitment across the events and meetings industry to achieve the targets laid out in the Paris Climate Accord. The initiative is the first-ever collaboration in the meetings, conferences, exhibitions industry and the pledge commits Questex to achieve “net zero” by 2050, at the latest, and halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The pledge was presented at the Global Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Miller added, “We are delighted to be joining the ‘Net Zero Carbon Events initiative,’ as it will be through continued collaborative work throughout the events sector that we will be able to make swift and essential progress towards reducing the overall carbon footprint of events. We look forward to partnering with the Joint Meeting Industry Council (JMIC) and more than 100 stakeholders from across the sector to support the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).”
In addition to its impact on the environment, Questex has also instituted social and governance programs to drive positive change.
Social programs include:
ㆍCreation of Questex’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee
ㆍQuestex communities are working with non-profits including CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Las Vegas rescue Mission, UNLV Hospitality School and others
ㆍWork with minority owned local businesses for catering, cleaning and more
ㆍProviding employees with time off to vote in elections
ㆍCorporate Wellness initiatives for employees
ㆍLDI’s annual Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarship award in partnership with TSDCA and USITT
Governance programs include:
ㆍCybersecurity committee established
ㆍExternal security oversight
ㆍMultifactor authentication established across all platforms
ㆍGovernance Committee to manage bribery & corruption, risk and remuneration
Environmental programs include:
ㆍHybrid working environment
ㆍWorking with office facilities and vendors that are green friendly including building recycling and event production companies focused on green
ㆍLaunch of Be Safe initiative
ㆍDisplay of carbon emission savings through virtual events
To learn more about Questex, visit www.questex.com.
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.
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