The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) supports Nordoff Robbins Scotland and the Beatson Cancer Charity.
Occupying a key site on Glasgow’s regenerated waterfront, we are proud of our place in the community and delighted to play a part in the lives of local people and visitors.
We give freely of our time and space to host major civic events that help position the city globally as an attractive tourism destination and vibrant economy.
We work with local and national government to support local and national priorities whether it’s social inclusion, or health and wellbeing.
The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations and the conferences, exhibitions, concerts and events that take place in our venues.
In order to achieve this we will:
- Reduce energy wastage, for example by encouraging responsible use of heat and light, and employ energy efficiency technologies
- Only use electricity generated by renewable sources
- Maintain plant and machinery to ensure they are running at maximum efficiency
- Review and introduce emerging technologies as soon as practicable
- Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill
- Facilitate and encourage recycling
- Introduce water saving measures in all campus toilets
- Use environmentally friendly or fully biodegradable cleaning materials
- Avoid printing and use recycled paper for all office supplies and promotional materials
- Educate staff, contractors and clients in environmental impact and personal responsibilities
- Specify that all timber used by the SEC comes from sustainable or managed forests
- In conjunction with Glasgow City Council and transport providers, develop a sustainable transport policy encouraging the use of public transport
- Run a ‘Cycle To Work Scheme’ for staff
- Encourage local restaurants, hoteliers and businesses to adopt similar policies
- Continually monitor and review our performance
- The SEC also supports ‘Trees for Life’, the conservation charity dedicated to linking up several fragments of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands to create a corridor of native woodland. For every major conference staged, the SEC will fund the planting of an acre of native trees. For smaller events, we will fund a grove of eight trees.
For further information, visit Trees for Life.
For full details see our Environment statement (link to Environment statement) and Responsible Visitor Charter.