Our principles are to:
The above policies have been developed in consultation with relevant parties and are designed to create a framework which maximizes positive impact from the event.
We are committed to complying with all the requirements of the ISO standard, as well as legal and other requirements, and to continually improve system effectiveness in the run up to the event. The scope of certification will be for the planning, delivery and post event disassembly of COP28.
COP28 UAE will work with its supply chain, partners, and sponsors to help deliver our sustainability objectives, sharing sustainability policies and practices as part of our SEMS.
We are committed to ensuring COP28 UAE is the most sustainable event delivered in the region to date. Lessons learned from hosting a carbon neutral and ISO 20121 compliant event will be shared with other events in the UAE - and beyond - as part of our commitment to leave a positive legacy.
Communication is critical to the delivery of our sustainability strategy, and we will seek to engage, listen, satisfy and where possible, exceed expectations. Our staff and people working on behalf of COP28 are our ambassadors and the COP28 Presidency will work to ensure their understanding, engagement and delivery of our strategy to meet the objectives set out in this document.
We will make this policy available to all relevant stakeholders and it will be reviewed periodically leading up to the event.