Groups and MICE
We strive to incorporate green methods in our events for a better planet
Our approach to business is guided by commitments to the following principles: Leadership, Inclusivity, Transparency, Integrity and Continuous Improvement
Our business faces many challenges and opportunities. Due to their direct impact on us and our stakeholders, we have prioritized the following issues that need to be addressed: Climate change, water conservation, accessibility, health & safety and financial solvency
Our Commitment & Scope
This policy will apply to all events managed by our organization. This is assumed to include events both within and outside of the UAE. Our team are expected to uphold objectives under this policy to the fullest extent possible within prevailing budgets. And to inform management of financial and other barriers to achieving goals.
We acknowledge we have limited influence over our preferred partners, who we work with to execute and deliver client objectives. While we cannot control the decisions of these parties, we commit to educate them of our policy and encourage them to align operating practices with policy objectives.
Our attention to environmental, social and economic responsibility includes working within the law and voluntarily exceeding legal requirements in order to be innovative and demonstrate leadership on the issues that are important to us and our stakeholders. As we design experiences, execute events and evaluate our success we are able to choose every day in big and small ways how our actions and words build a better quality of life for our employees, clients, event participants and suppliers.
We commit to:
Minimize environmental impacts in the areas of waste, water, energy and air quality.
kWh energy use at office: Reduce to under than 15,000 kWh this year.
Give back to communities by volunteering and donating resources.
Annual Value of pro-bono work: $60,000.
Ensure our supply chain has responsible social and environmental practices.
Percentage of vendors used who meet company minimum sustainability guidelines: 75% of vendors compliant.
Create innovative approaches to minimize negative environmental impacts, improve economic bottom lines and integrate the social elements in to delivering meetings.
Number of sustainability innovations introduced for client projects: 5 minimum.
CSR Activity Overview
CSR Activity Overview - Partnering with the International Humanitarian City and Emirates Flight Catering.
Our clients will package food boxes that will then be sent out to people in need, based on the specific organizations under the IHC umbrella.
Each group of participants will package food boxes with unperishable items, after which, these boxes will be shipped out to the agencies and those in need, both around the world and within the UAE as well.
We activly support the International Humanitarian City in the UAE.
is a global hub for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response. It is a major logistics centre for the distribution of humanitarian aid. Based in Dubai, the IHC now hosts nine United Nations agencies and more than 85 NGOs and commercial entities all engaged in delivering aid both in crises and to support long-term economic development. Members range from purely logistics entities to educational, research and media offices.
IHC members have more than 300 staff and 127,000 square metres of warehousing,offices, yards, conference and training facilities. The IHC has also a dedicated space to host evacuated aid workers during violent conflict. Members store a broad range of emergency aid items ranging from water purifiers to portable offices to vehicles. Communications equipment, specialized foods, medicines, tents and blankets form a large part of the inventory. Major users are the UN Humanitarian Response Depot --an umbrella of a logistics network servicing both the UN and NGO partners.
IHC members have procured and shipped aid from the IHC hub to cope with the ongoing civil conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan, flood recovery and educational projects in Pakistan, and recurring drought in East Africa. Assistance is shipped as far away as Latin America and aid was even dispatched from Dubai to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and the 2017 Irma hurricane.
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To contact our Body and Soul offices for advice or information please call any of the following numbers:
+31 570 605831 (Western Europe)
+420 724 009 164 (Central Europe)
+55 11 3042 4006 (Brazil)
+27 82 754 4256 (South Africa)
+ 1 909 280 2531 (USA)
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