Sustainability at UBM

Being an ethical, sustainable business is central to how we behave, how we make decisions and how we do business every day.

Our continuing evolution is fueled by insight, innovation, and collaboration. We are proud of our commitment to having a positive environmental and social impact on both the communities and industries we work within.

At UBM, we have identified six main areas of focus for delivering a sustainable event, these are stakeholder engagement, carbon mitigation, material use and waste management, procurement, community and charitable giving, and health and safety. For each of our events, we are identifying areas for improvement, set objectives, implementing change and then report on our progress regarding these six areas. This process results in us continually driving forward the sustainability of our events.

Sustainability at XRDC

What XRDC is doing:

  • Using Energy Star rated projectors, monitors, and speakers and energy efficient LED lights.
  • Printing as much signage as possible on recyclable materials.
  • Choosing partners who value sustainability, like the Westin St. Francis who diverts over 75% of their waste from landfill.
  • Collaborating with the venue and general service contractors to compile data on the waste produced by the event and electricity used.
  • Studying the data to determine how to improve from year to year.

What you can do:

  • Download the XRDC app to stay informed of everything happening at and help work toward a paperless event.
  • Limit your impact from travel by using public transportation options like MUNI and BART and shared ride services like Lyft and Uber to get to and from the conference.
  • Reduce plastic waste by bringing your own refillable water bottle.
  • Opt-in on the Westin St. Francis’s Make a Green Choice program and earn a Starpoints or a food vouchers for each night you decline housekeeping.

If you would like to work together with us towards sustainability or have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Commited to achieving a sustainable events industry