The exhibition's organisers have long adopted strategies aimed at making the event more sustainable: a focus on the environment, people and social impacts
One example is the charity project developed in support of and collaboration with Soles4Soul.
Over the past decade, the Riva del Garda exhibition has implemented several projects ensuring its effective and well-structured path to sustainability and, importantly, which take into account all the various aspects of this highly complex subject.
Starting with the ENVIRONMENT: a waste sorting and recycling system has been implemented at each of our events.
Exhibitors have been offered the possibility to build their stands working with the exhibition’s stand-building department, specialised in building highly sustainable structures.
Agreements have been signed with suppliers that offer cutting-edge services with a view to safeguarding the environment (such as the recycling of carpeting used during the event).
A transfer and shuttle bus service has been made available to all those attending the exhibition, which greatly reduces the environmental impact of an event that moves thousands of people.
In terms of PEOPLE & SOCIAL aspects, the event is one of the best demonstrations of inclusivity in a business context thanks to the involvement of companies from all over the world, including international powerhouses but also so-called emerging countries.
The decision to digitalise our services has not only fostered an innovative approach to the event but has also allowed a far greater number of industry operators to be involved, regardless of where they are.
And, always with people in mind, Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags has recently activated an interesting Charity Program. A partnership with Soles4Souls, an organisation that transforms unused shoes and clothing into opportunities, preventing them from going to waste and putting them to good use, providing assistance, creating jobs and giving people a way out of poverty. Since 2006, Soles4Souls supporters and partners have prevented more than 81 million kilos of textile products from ending up in landfills (including more than 53 million pairs of shoes!), distributing them in 137 countries.
Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags aims to help Soles4Souls achieve its primary objective, which is to have an impact on society of US $1 billion by 2030.
*image credits Soles4Souls