Every trip leaves its mark: whether of an ecological, economic or social nature – the effects are not always positive. Travel brings an economic upswing, on the other hand it leaves an ecological footprint behind which shows its effect much later.

At STR proMICE we firmly believe that the shared experience of an event, conference and incentive trip will remain a successful motivational tool creating a long lasting experience for the participants. So why not make this great experience ecologically, economically and socially sustainable?

Together with our DMC partners, we have set ourselves the goal of offering you, as a MICE planner, concepts and programs that specialize in sustainability. You have the choice whether it should be a completely green program or whether certain program elements focus on topics that are particularly important to your company or your client's company.

DMCs with the "STR Sustainable MICE" logo are committed to proactively suggesting sustainable alternatives. You will be surprised how easy it is to implement them and that they do not necessarily come with a high cost.

With the support of Global Green Events we have worked out the following topics and initiatives together with our partner DMCs, enabling you to keep the ecological and social footprint of your project as low as possible:


Effluence and waste

  • Ensure waste separation for minimisation of waste
  • Quality Assurance on waste management operators and suppliers
  • Reusing or upcycling waste wherever possible

Catering, food & beverage

  • Selection of restaurants and venues offering regional and seasonal products
  • Use of ceramic or compostable crockery, as well as edible cutlery and plates wherever possible
  • Selection of vegan and eco-friendly dishes
  • Food banks and donations are suggested as well as waste reduction initiatives


  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy sourcing is considered in selection of suppliers, hotels and venues
  • Energy efficiency is a focus throughout programme design


  • Single use materials are reduced wherever possible
  • Alternatives to single use plastic are promoted
  • Plastic reduction is a focus throughout programme build
  • Sustainable sourcing of materials that require use
  • Choosing recyclable or organic materials that can be reused


  • Reduction of CO2-producing transport through:
    • Efficient planning of logistics
    • Offering sustainable means of transport

Keeping it local

  • Support economically weak regions and rural areas
  • Utilise local and independent suppliers
  • Purchasing local products
  • Offsetting is kept local wherever possible

Social responsibility

  • Support disadvantaged communities and promote local regions
  • Involve local communities and businesses in programmes
  • Observance of fair business practices

Environmental protection

  • Selection of programme elements which have a lesser or zero negative impact on the environment
  • Promotion and incorporation of local eco regeneration and environmental projects


  • From old to new:
    • Used or recycled products and materials which are converted into new goods


  • Reduction of water use is a focus throughout all planning
  • Use of drinking water from reverse osmosis systems or local water supply
  • Responsible water use is considered when selecting suppliers

Supplier compliance

  • Selection of suppliers which are eco certified or practice a sustainable working method
  • Cooperation with suppliers to include sustainability in their business plan
  • Assessment of supply chain


Who, if not our DMCs, know about responsibility for their destinations and the long-term preservation of their livelihoods?