Photo: Henrik Trygg
Photo: Henrik Trygg

Sustainable meetings and events

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Sustainable meetings and events

Stockholm was the first-ever city to be designated European Green Capital by the EU Commission in 2010. This was before sustainability became a major selling point for cities trying to attract meetings and events. And we are quite proud of the fact that Stockholm has stayed true to its unique approach to sustainability. You can rest assured that just about everything that happens in Stockholm does so with sustainability in mind.

The Guide to Sustainable Events and Meetings
This guide has been created to help organizers hold sustainable events based on the City of Stockholm’s vision. The Guide integrates responsible social and environmental requirements to ensure that all events are carried out in a sustainable way. It contains tips and suggestions which concern all functions in the event organization. Download the guide here >

Did you know...?

  • Almost 80% of all hotels in Stockholm are sustainability accredited by third-party certifying bodies.
  • 99% of Stockholm´s solid waste is recycled
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport has an ISO14001 certification
  • 100% of the energy used by the City of Stockholm´s own operations comes from renewable sources
  • Eco-labelled airport shuttles (bio gas/ethanol buses). Fossil free since 2010.

Let us tell you more about what makes Stockholm sustainable!
Stockholm - leading the way in sustainability >

Sustainable Meet Stockholm is a collaborative marketing project within sustainable small and medium meetings and events. A private initiative with partners from the Stockholm travel industry including hotels, key meeting and event venues, attractions and incoming operators – in close cooperation with the city of Stockholm. Read more >

Global Destination Sustainability Index
Stockholm was one of the destinations that co-founded the ICCA Scandinavia Sustainability Index, today called the Global Destinations Sustainability Index, assessing and reporting on the sustainability performance of destinations around the world. The GDS-Index is aligned with the 2030 Agenda, and the aim is to integrate the 17 sustainable development goals into the management and strategies for destinations globally.

More information on Visit Stockholm's services for event organizers and meeting planners >