A Palexpo SA event
artgenève recognises and accepts its social and environmental responsibility. Conscious of its environmental footprint, the exhibition aims to minimise its impact by involving all stakeholders in its sustainable development strategy and encouraging them to join in.
To limit the level of waste wherever possible, artgenève uses carpeting that is 99% recyclable. Moreover, 75% of the waste is recycled, sorted at source and processed by a specialised service provider to enable it to be repurposed.
Locally sourced food and responsible catering
Palexpo’s restaurants have GRTA (Genève Région – Terre Avenir) classification for prioritising products produced in the Geneva region.
Solar and hydraulic energy
All of Palexpo’s energy comes from renewable sources. 20% is produced as Électricité Vitale Vert – local and environmentally friendly – energy generated by hydraulic and solar technologies. What’s more, the second largest solar power plant in Switzerland, which has 30,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels – is installed on Palexpo’s roof.
Palexpo has excellent links to public transport. The railway station at Geneva Airport is a 5-minute walk away and the number 5, 23, 28, 50, 59 and 66 bus routes stop close to the exhibition and conference centre. To encourage travel by electric vehicle, there are four fast-charging points (20 kW) for EVs on level -1 of car park P12.
Pioneering sustainable development
Palexpo recently obtained ISO 20121 certification for its infrastructure. This international standard for events is testament to the company’s commitment to responsible management.