Making room for a better world

In a world full of challenges, people need to meet. To share ideas, to make new developments, to grow businesses and help cultures to flourish. Without meetings, these things couldn’t happen.

But travel, exhibitions, restaurants and stays leave an environmental footprint that we can’t ignore. So we’re taking responsibility.

When you choose us, you can feel confident in that your event, congress, trade fair or conference will live up to your sustainability standards. Our work on sustainability goes back several years and is under constant development.

We’re going to create great spaces for meetings while making room for a better world.

Welcome to our meeting place.

Our work for sustainability is divided into three areas

There are further focus areas within each area of the organisation. The sustainability work is carried out by committed employees from every part of the organisation.

The environment

We wish to contribute to a healthy environment, for which reason we actively work on areas where we have the greatest environmental influence.


Everyone, regardless of their personal circumstances, should be able to visit us.

Social commitment

We choose to support organisations and projects that work for good causes at a local level.

Sustainability timeline

Our work for sustainability goes back to the middle of the nineties. Since then the world has changed, and so have we.

Our sustainability work is distinguished  by collaboration, commitment and our ambition to create great spaces for meetings while making room for a better world.

See our sustainability timeline.

Our certifications

To ensure an international level of sustainability, we certify our meeting places in accordance to several certifications.


During 2015 we have worked to implement ISO 20121 standards throughout our business. The ISO 20121 certification will therefore apply to all the exhibition, meeting, hotel, and restaurant activities of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers. Our aim is to become certified by December 2015. Read more about the certification.

BREEAM certified venue

The British environmental certification system BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s most widely used environmental classification system for buildings. Our Gothia Towers Hotel is the largest hotel in Europe to be certified in accordance with BREEAM.

Read more about the certification.

Carina Dietmann

SVP Communications

Petra Löfås

Sustainability Manager