Supported by suppliers, interested parties, and attendees, our annual congress in Milan last year actively contributed to the social, environmental, and economic wealth of the place, its people, and the planet.
Here are some of the 2022 Milan Congress’s sustainability contributions:
Thank you for your role in helping us achieve the following:
- Only 3.4% of waste was sent to landfill, 30.9% of waste was incinerated, and 64% of waste was recycled or re-used.
- Leftover food was donated to Banco Alimentare-Siticibo, a charity working in Lombardy to encourage food security.
- The congress’s carbon emissions were measured using industry best practices and the TRACE tool. All possible reductions were made and 76% of the unavoidable emissions were offset with the purchase of carbon credits across three certified offsetting projects through Climate Impact Partners.
- The event created a fully integrated sustainability track in its programme, with panel sessions and courses focusing on waste management.
- A new partnership established with ASCRS and AAO to start eyesustain.org which is a global coalition of eye societies and ophthalmologists collaborating to make ophthalmic care and surgery more sustainable.
Access the ESCRS 2022 Sustainability Measurement Report
Until we meet in Vienna, you might want to know more about how we’re developing these efforts. The ESCRS 2022 Sustainability Measurement Report is available to you – download it here or via the button below.
You might also appreciate Prof. Oliver Findl’s thoughts on ESCRS Sustainability – watch the video below!