By Paul Salinger, Vice President, SVP Marketing Office
MeetGreen is a company that works with progressive global organizations to integrate leading event sustainability practices and produce conferences and events that deliver targeted business results. The MeetGreen Calculator is a comprehensive tool for benchmarking the sustainable elements of events and its results correspond to a tiered ranking. I am pleased to share that Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2018 has achieved the highest calculator ranking for events called "Visionary". Within MeetGreen’s ranking system, a “Visionary” leads within their own industry, prioritizes measurement, and works to move the sustainability dial. A “Visionary” also researches and develops new initiatives to improve environmental performance and uses the organization’s buying power to drive change with venues and vendors.
Oracle continues to expand its sustainability efforts for events around the world. Between January through March, Oracle held an Oracle OpenWorld conference in London, Dubai, and Singapore as well as MBX/MCX in Las Vegas. For every event, Oracle focuses sustainability efforts in four areas:
Each objective has a set of goals and best practices to help measure and report on outcomes. Here are just a few highlights from Oracle’s global events:
We applaud these efforts, and while we know there is more to be done, Oracle celebrates these impacts across the globe and looks forward to continuing to elevate its event sustainability efforts throughout ongoing and future conference cycles.