ESSA (Event Supplier and Services Association) is the trade body representing the very best suppliers of goods and services to the events industry in the UK. The Sustainability Award celebrates outstanding commitment to sustainable practice, procedures and policies, progress towards carbon neutral, net zero pledges and activities.

Whitespace Group won the coveted award in 2022 and the Company’s progress in the past 12 months is testament to the dedication of the teams across its Brands: Skyline Whitespace (exhibition stands), Whitespace XPO (events services) and WhiteboxGo (portable displays).  

Always focused on the future and new directions, Whitespace Group has continued in its journey by aligning our actions and environmental policy with the sustainable development goals of the global events industry and Sustainable Development Goals within the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. By promoting reusable products, we are playing our part to contribute to a reduce environmental footprint, reduce resource dependency, and ultimately minimise waste.

Whitespace Group pursues a specific business strategy based on the concept of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance values), which describes how sustainability is found where these factors come together: environmental impact, social impact and the more internal aspects of company structure and governance. Whitespace Group’s goal is to create value by acting responsibly towards the world in which it operates, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of society and the economy.

Mary Cole, Managing Director of Whitespace Group said: “We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for the ESSA Sustainability Award. We know that this is an ongoing journey and through our work, transparent reporting, and community investment, we want to underscore the importance for us of pursuing industry development that considers the community and wider environment.”

The award will be presented after the ESSA Conference at ESSA’s annual Dinner and Awards hosted at the Warwick Conferences, The University of Warwick, Coventry on Thursday 30th November.

You can learn more about Whitespace Group’s environmental goals and progress here.