【DE】NürnbergMesse included in the German Sustainability Code and at “fairpflichtet”


  • Sustainable: DNK lists NürnbergMesse as the first GDG trade fair company (Community of Major German Trade Fairs)
  • “Fairpflichtet”: NürnbergMesse awarded as host of sustainable event locations
  • Subsidiaries: Sustainable catering at Lehrieder and sustainable exhibition stand construction at Holtmann+


NürnbergMesse has been committed to sustainability and social responsibility for over ten years – now the company’s initiatives are rewarded with two seals of approval: By being included in the German Sustainability Code (DNK), the trade fair company documents its diverse sustainability achievements and thus ensures even more visibility to customers, employees and shareholders. NürnbergMesse also identifies its affiliation to “fairpflichtet”, the sustainability code of the German-speaking event industry, as the host of sustainable event locations. NürnbergMesse Group CEO Peter Ottmann: “We are pleased about the appreciation of our commitment and see it as an incentive for the further sustainable development of our company and our events. Central to this is the company’s climate-neutral energy supply until 2028.” And the subsidiaries of the NürnbergMesse Group also create sustainable offers, for example in catering and exhibition stand construction: “In the German Sustainability Code and at fairpflichtet, our diverse commitment is now even more visible. Trade fairs are the place where innovations for climate protection are presented compactly for an entire industry and thus part of the solution on the way to a climate-neutral economy,” says NürnbergMesse Group CEO Prof. Dr. Roland Fleck.


Sustainable Nuremberg Fair


NürnbergMesse aligns its actions with the 17 United Nations Sustainability Development Goals and has published its first annual and sustainability report this year. Their latest exhibition halls 3A and 3C have been awarded the “Platinum” certificate of the German Society for Sustainable Building (DGNB).


Other concrete goals of the trade fair company: In the short term, energy consumption is to be reduced by 20 percent this year. By the beginning of next year, the lighting in the exhibition halls will be completely switched to LED. In the medium term, water consumption and waste are to be increased by 15 or 20 percent can be reduced. 200 e-charging points will also be reinstalled on the site by 2025, currently there are 38 available. In the long term, the declared goal is to make NürnbergMesse’s energy supply climate neutral by 2028. The core instrument for this is the project planning of a battery- and hydrogen storage-supported photovoltaic power plant, for the first section of which will be launched next spring.




Sustainable NurembergConvention Center (NCC)


NürnbergMesse has been listed on “fairpflichtet” with its NürnbergConvention Centers (NCC) since this year. All players in the industry who are committed to ecological, social and economic sustainability use this sustainability code of the German-speaking event industry to voluntarily and transparently document their commitment. Customers and interested parties will find information on the sustainability profile and the concrete individual measures of the respective venues here.




Sustainable subsidiaries


The two national subsidiaries support the sustainability commitment of the NürnbergMesse Group. Since 2018, the full-service provider and exhibition stand builder Holtmann+ has been climate-neutral and integrates sustainability into its entire value chain – from the conception and implementation of communication formats to workshops and events for customers. Holtmann+ is also a driver in terms of sustainability in the industry-specific ISO 20121 certification for sustainable event management, which it has already initiated, as well as in the German SDG Award (Sustainable Development Goals), which it launched together with the Federal Convention of the Senate of Economics e.V.


The catering subsidiary Lehrieder has been a “Green Globe”-qualified company since 2011 and offers environmentally friendly event catering in the form of “green meetings” as well as climate-neutral events. Lehrieder has also developed the concept of “Naturliebe Küche” to make event catering even more sustainable. Here, regional products as well as seasonally available fruits and vegetables, preferably from organic farming, are preferred when selecting the dishes. Lehrieder thus supports regional farms. In addition, Lehrieder is committed to combating food waste and is working with SPRK.global, which provides surpluses from the supply chain. Lehrieder delivers leftover food to food banks, old people’s homes and church institutions.


Further information on “fairpflichtet”: www.fairpflichtet.de


Further information on the German Sustainability Code (DNK): www.deutscher-nachhaltigkeitskodex.de


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