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This blog discusses Oracle's sustainability-related solutions and some of the sustainability activities at Oracle.

  • March 13, 2015

Leading the Way in Eco-Friendly Events

By
Elena Avesani, Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle

As
I mentioned in last week’s blog, Oracle leads the way in designing sustainable
world-class events for customers, partners, developers, and employees. Inspired
by the practices implemented at Oracle OpenWorld, in 2011 the Oracle Event
Marketing team initiated a program to "green" all event marketing
activities. What began as a pilot project at 36 events in 25 countries has
grown significantly and influenced better, smarter sustainable practices. Since
2011 Oracle impacted 152 cities with 3,255 green events, saving more than $800,000
thanks to sustainability initiatives.

Oracle
implements sustainability practices adhering to the following guidelines:

· Waste not: Promote zero waste

· Be cool: Model carbon
reduction and responsibility for corporate events

· Give back: Catalyze legacies to
benefit host destinations

· Have fun: Inspire event
attendees through engaging sustainability experiences

At
Oracle Openworld Shanghai for example, 10,000 pieces of plastic were eliminated
by serving lunches in reusable boxes that were donated after the event, 50% of the
disposable signs were eliminated compared to the previous event by using
digital signage onsite, and 60% of waste was diverted from landfill, including 100%
of food waste, aligning with Oracle’s zero waste initiative.
At HCM World, waste programs prevented
the emission of 14 metric tons of carbon, representing nearly half the carbon
footprint of guest rooms and meeting space. The Fitbit Wellness Program
encouraged attendees to record steps taken during the event, resulting both in
a donation to a health-oriented charity and in engaging and fun activities for
all attendees. 
If
you want to know more about how Oracle performed in the field this year, look
at this report
here

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