Sustainability Report 2023

Sustainability Results of the ESCRS Congress Vienna 2023

Supported by suppliers, interested parties, and attendees, our Annual Congress in Vienna last year actively contributed to the social, environmental, and economic wealth of the place, its people, and the planet.

Thank you for your role in helping us achieve the following:

  • 49.9% of overall waste was recycled, 49.7% – incinerated and only 0.4% of waste was sent to landfill.
  • 62% of served food was vegetarian or vegan.
  • 30% of ingredients ​were locally and regionally sourced (from 160km radius).
  • Leftover food stations was implemented to minimise the food waste on site.
  • The Congress’s carbon emissions were measured using industry best practices and the TRACE tool. All possible reductions were made and 100% of the unavoidable emissions were offset with the purchase of carbon credits across three certified offsetting projects through Climate Impact Partners.
  • Gamification elements were implemented by creating Mission Zero Challenge. As a result, 260+ participants were rewarded with ESCRS-branded, organic cotton, fairly-produced and -sourced T-shirts.
  • 8 new organisations joined the Sustainability Partnership Programme of ESCRS.

Access the ESCRS 2023 Sustainability Report