400x400 informa sustainability logoWe know sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole. Running Routes events gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impact – environmentally, socially and economically.

We want to make our events more responsible and play a role in helping our markets to improve their own sustainability by connecting people with the networks and knowledge they need to solve the big challenges in our sector.

Our Three Aims

We believe a sustainable event must be:.

Inspiring sustainability

We want Routes events to help our markets to inspire sustainable development.

We focus on:

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the market each event serves
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships

environmentally responsible

We want to ensure we are increasingly environmentally responsible.

We focus on:

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering the sustainability credentials of all the items sourced for the event

Socially responsible

We want to consider how we run our events in a socially responsible manner.

We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities
  • Measuring our impacts

Routes World is certified with the ISO 20121 sustainable event management system

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Since 2018 our Routes World event has been successfully accredited with the prestigious ISO 20121 standard for sustainable event management. The achievement of this international standard is an extension of the event’s pledge to responsible business.

The ISO 20121 standard focuses on management commitment and leadership, as well as stakeholder engagement for all aspects of sustainability through the whole event supply chain. It recognises a continuous dedication to reduce the environmental impact of Routes World while increasing the positive impact on the communities in which the event operates.


Routes is part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment. For this reason, Informa developed the FasterForward approach to sustainable business.

Informa’s aim is to become an ever more sustainable, positive impact business. Through the FasterForward programme, we are embedding sustainability into everything we do and seizing opportunities from helping our customers and markets do the same.

FasterForward is a structured three-part programme with ambitious commitments and a wide range of activities, covering Informa’s business operations, our brands and products and our broader community impact. To find more about our approach, follow this link

When it comes to sustainability, we’re moving FasterForward.

Get in touch or share your story

Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our events? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Contact the Routes team or reach out to Informa’s wider sustainability team for more information: