The BSG recognises that there is a global climate emergency, and that this has adverse effects on health. The BSG is committed to supporting and promoting environmental sustainability across all aspects of its practice nationally and internationally, and to supporting the NHS in its aims to achieve a net zero service. The BSG will promote sustainability through its charitable objectives of research, training, and education, and will provide leadership through example in its business and membership activities.

Sustainability at BSG LIVE

  • Minimal conference material produced with a non-plastic recyclable badge, lanyards and foldout guide made from recycled materials that are also recyclable, and enhanced use of technology to help attendees navigate the event.
  • Encouraged minimal use of international speakers and any that did attend were given multiple roles. Campus, as a virtual event, is a good opportunity to bring in international speakers without the need for travel. 
  • City centre location with good public transport links. All social event venues are within walking distance.
  • Section added to the Exhibitor Manual to encourage exhibitors to think about the materials on their stand including giveaways.
  • Delegates encouraged to bring their own water bottle to fill up from the water stations. No single use plastic throughout the venue.
  • Questions on travel distances and modes in the registration form to help track impact of the event.
  • Only vegetarian food served on two days of the event.
  • Carpet used throughout the congress was either recycled, reused, repurposed.
  • On-demand content library. Opportunity to view content without travelling and attending in person. Also, gives delegates who did attend in person the option to catch up on sessions they couldn’t attend.

Please click here to view the sustainability report from BSG LIVE’23.

Please see below the sustainability policy document from the BSG LIVE’24 conference venue, the ICC Birmingham. Click on a slide to view.