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Greenest venues in London

6 May 20203m read

The Crystal

The Crystal is one of the World’s Most Sustainable Buildings. The Crystal in London is home to the world’s largest exhibition on the future of cities, as well as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings and events venues. Siemens opened the Crystal in 2012 as a global hub for debate on sustainable living and development. Since opening, over 100,000 people each year have visited the interactive exhibition; thousands of meetings and events have been hosted in our sustainable events venue, and numerous major projects have been undertaken in the Siemens office on-site.

Barbican

The Barbican’s environmental policy and strategy is fully supported by the senior management team and is implemented, communicated and monitored by the staff-led sustainability groups. Set up to spread the message of sustainability throughout the Barbican, these help to ensure everyone’s voice can be heard.

In recognition of its commitments, initiatives and achievements the Barbican has been awarded:

In 2020

Searcy’s have been awarded three-star Food Made Good accreditation from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which works to stimulate and accelerate environmental and social change and progress in the UK hospitality sector.

In 2019 

  • Julie’s Bicycle Creative Green Certification: Four out of Five stars. Creative Green is an international community of pioneering creative and cultural organisations, recognised for their ambition and action on environmental sustainability.
  • Most Sustainable Venue at the London Summer Events Show

In 2018 

  • Clean City award which recognises environmental responsibility as well as cleanliness

We have also signed the City of London’s Plastic Free City pledge at a platinum level and are supporting Clean Air in the City of London through the Clean City Air Business Engagement Programme.

BMA House

BMA House recognises the detrimental effects climate change has on health and aim to minimise our impact on the environment. Doctors and other health professionals have a vital role in supporting and advocating for better approaches to tackling climate change that protect and promote public health, while also reducing the burden on health services. This venue recycles on average over 55% of the waste they generate. As of February 2016, BMA House has achieved zero-to-landfill status and all waste produced at BMA House is either recycled or recovered. Full policy is available on website.

Searcys at The Gherkin

Here are some of The Gherkin’s sustainable initiatives:

-Partnered with Drappier, the world’s first carbon-neutral Champagne house

-Celebrating English sparkling wines, working closely with Nyetimber, Greyfriars and Furleigh Estate

-Up to 90% of seasonal fruit and veg on menus are British

– Only sourcing British meat and poultry

– Offering free tap water

Full list available on website.

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