Sustainability

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REDUCING CLIMATE IMPACT

At the World Cancer Congress, we're deeply concerned about climate change and its impact on health. That's why we've made it a priority to address this issue. Our belief is simple: when people from around the world come together, progress happens faster. We think meeting face-to-face helps build new partnerships and collaborations. But we also want to make sure everyone can participate, which is why the entire program is also available online. We're committed to being sustainable and always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint while still having important discussions about global health.

ALTERNATIVES TO AIR TRAVEL

We encourage people to avoid flying if they can. If you're coming from nearby countries, we suggest taking a train instead of a short flight. And if you can't make it in person, don't worry—you can still join us online.

SPEAKER & PARTICIPANT MANAGEMENT

All our communication with speakers and participants is done online. This includes things like signing up, getting invitations, and confirming attendance.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRINTING & MATERIALS

Our programs are no longer printed but only digital. We also use recycled materials when we can.

GETTING AROUND GENEVA

Our venue is easy to reach by public transportation or even by foot from hotels located near the train station. 
Moreover, all delegates staying at a hotel in Geneva will benefit from free public transportation during their stay.

CATERING/FOOD

As much as possible, the food we serve at the World Cancer Congress is made with local and organic ingredients. We avoid using disposable packaging as much as possible.

ENERGY USE

We use energy-efficient devices and adjust the temperature in our conference rooms based on how many people are there.

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

We use energy-saving LED lights and make sure to choose equipment that uses less energy. We also share printers to reduce waste.

PROCUREMENT

When we buy things for the congress, we look for companies that care about the environment. We also try to support local businesses whenever we can.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

We separate our waste for recycling, including paper, food waste, glass, and other materials.

REUSE OF BRANDING MATERIALS

We design our branding materials on structures that can be used again. And we store them carefully between congresses to avoid waste.

27 May 2024