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Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and helping our clients and partners do the same. Freeman Sustainable Events is a suite of products, services, and standard operating procedures that reflect the latest in environmentally-friendly materials, technology, and event best practices to help you achieve global zero-waste goals.

With eco-friendly solutions ranging from recyclable aisle signs to a holistic sustainability audit and action plan, we can help you:

  • Reduce your event’s impact on the environment
  • Show attendees your support for the environment
  • Live up to your company values by conserving resources and energy, giving back, and innovating for a better world.

Sustainable Products

Freeman has invested in the most comprehensive selection of environmentally-friendly furnishings and graphics options to make your show more sustainable.

  • Freeman Honeycomb recyclable substrate for meter boards, 22” x 28”, and other signs
  • Freeman Paperboard recyclable substrate to replace PVC in structures and graphics
  • Paper Aisle Signs made from recyclable materials
  • Digital signage solutions replaces printed graphics, eliminating waste
  • TableFlex eco-friendly tabletop plastic
  • Flex by Freeman system of reusable build system components
  • SmartBuild Eco customizable and sustainable event structures made from recyclable, high-quality paper
  • Custom Booths and Structures made from FSC-certified lumber,low-VOC paints and adhesives, and other sustainable materials
  • Carpet selections that are responsibly made, reusable, and recyclable
  • SmartCounter reusable registration stations that can be customized with minimal waste

Sustainable Services

With deep knowledge of industry best practices, we help you easily and economically reach your eco-friendly goals thought a suite of services focusing on the sustainability of your event.

  • Material Donation Program: We will plan the program and coordinate with exhibitors, the venue, the cleaning company, and appropriate local charities to reroute usable materials — such as product samples, booth furnishings, building materials, and décor, saving them from the landfill.
  • Food Donation Program: We have a strong network of local charities which can accept food donations and we will coordinate with the organization to ensure leftover food gets safely to its destination.
  • Exhibitor and Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) Outreach Program: Our guidelines, education and templates help exhibitors and EACs adopt best practices to create less waste,reuse and recycle booth materials, and donate.
  • Sustainability Planning and Coordination: Our sustainable event experts can help you set the right environmental goals and create a program that helps you reduce waste and lower the carbon footprint of your event.
  • Sustainable Event Audit: We make it easy to manage all of your event metrics and track year-over-year improvement, whether you are securing APEX certification, collecting information for a board report, calculating the event’s carbon footprint, or preparing for CSR reporting.

Sustainability Standards

Sustainability is never an afterthought or a “nice-to-have.” We build sustainability into events at the outset by continually updating our standard operating procedures with innovative approaches to reducing waste.

Wherever possible, we choose reusable and recyclable materials for exhibit construction and graphic displays, use energy-efficient electronic equipment, source material and labor locally, ship with EPA SmartWay® Certified carriers, and promote zero-waste goals to exhibitors and attendees.

Our Freeman Sustainability Standard currently comprises more than 30 procedures included in our core offerings.

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