ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Environmental Policy

We are committed to running the 2018 NZFSS conference with a real focus on reducing the impacts on the environment by working closely with both delegates and suppliers to ensure environmental friendly policies are in place every step of the way. In order to achieve this we have put in place the following initiatives to reduce our environmental impact and support a low waste event:

  • We will encourage all conference venues to where possible, use locally-sourced ingredients, with an emphasis on seasonal and healthy dishes, in addition, to focus on the appropriate disposal of food waste, cardboard waste, cooking oil and liquid waste. We will encourage reusable rather than single-use catering ware.
  • We will promote accommodation providers who are actively involved in green initiatives and promote an environmental “best practice”. Where possible the conference accommodation offered is walking distance from the venue. Otherwise, we fully encourage the use of shared transport.
  • We will minimise waste using the 3R’s principles (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle) as much as possible. All office paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and printer ink will be recycled. We will focus on the use of new media and electronic technology, in turn significantly cutting down on the amount of paper used. For example, using electronic registration and confirmation, electronic abstract submission and conference advertisement using the web and/or email. 
  • We will keep disposable promotional materials to a minimum. Delegate bags will be reusable and ultimately biodegradable. We will source and purchase environmentally sensitive products and services locally, whenever possible. Preference will be given to those products and services that have a minimal or beneficial impact on the environment.  

Thank you to our sponsors

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSORS

Other Sponsors

NOTEPAD & PEN SPONSOR

POSTER SESSION SPONSOR

SPECIAL SESSION SPONSOR

DINNER SPONSOR

EXHIBITORS