Our aim is to offset the environmental impact of our event at every stage in the production chain. We challenge our contractors to be more sustainable and actively de-select companies that are not making efforts in this area. In addition to this, we have introduced a range of initiatives that aim to make it as easy as possible for our visitors and exhibitors to manage the impact of their attendance at the show.

We have summarised our sustainable initiatives below, but we are always open to new ideas so if there is anything else that you think we should be doing then please contact me at [email protected].

Show Guides

The show-guide will digital for the first time this year, rather than printed and will be emailed out in advance.

Visitor Bags

All visitor bags will be 100% bio-degradable, thanks to our sponsor Runderwear.

Graphics

We are encouraging exhibitors to use reusable fabric graphics and not foamex. We also reuse graphics where possible for future events.

Branded T-shirts

Thanks to Scimitar, the Official Clothing Partner for The National Running Show Birmingham, all the technical running shirts for the team and show ambassadors made from recycled bottles. With each t-shirt made from up to seven recycled plastic bottles, the tops contain the same wicking capabilities as standard sportswear but play an important part in keeping post-consumer waste away from our ecosystems and oceans.

Kit Recycling

We have partnered with ReRun, a non-profit business who re-purpose running clothes. With the aim of prolonging the life of running clothes and equipment as well as raising awareness about textile waste and over consumption, ReRun will have a drop-off point at The National Running Show where runners can drop off their old running kit to be recycled.

Venue Initiatives – Farnborough International

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre are fully committed to a collaborative, positive and concise approach to sustainability. Farnborough International also recognise that in order to comply with these aims, consideration for sustainability and welfare must be treated as an equal priority with all other commercial considerations and therefore give full backing at senior management level both to the Sustainability Policy and to those with the responsibilities to carry the policy out. 

Farnborough International will ensure that any new structure erected would comply with BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and this process included the new Exhibition and Conference Centre which was opened in 2018. 

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre run a Safety Management system which complies with ISO20121 and the ADS Quality Management system complies with ISO9001. 

Our Vision: To embed a Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) culture across our organisation which becomes the benchmark across the UK aerospace and events industry. 

Our Mission: To develop a SHEQ framework that supports all areas of the business highlighting how a moral, technical and regulatory approach will result in zero landfill, 100% compliance and achieve client, stakeholder and staff satisfaction. 

Our Sustainability Plan moving forward

Our goal is to deliver carbon-neutral events across our portfolio by 2025. We have outlined a clear plan on how we are planning to reach this goal. Read more here.

Last updated 01/09/2021

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Our Awards

We are thrilled to have received the following awards:

EN Awards, 2020
Best Covid Lockdown Fundraising Initiative
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Innovation Award
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2018
Best Consumer Show Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Show Director
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Feature
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Feature Area
Finalist

EN Awards, 2018
Show Rising Star
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Marketing Campaign of the Year - Consumer
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
Finalist

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Director
Shortlisted

EN Awards, 2019
Show Rising Star
Shortlisted