This season, The Mermaid London was awarded Greengage’s ECOsmart accreditation thanks to the venue’s efforts to engage with green products, green policies, green services, and sustainability initiatives.
In a bid to channel commercial success while saving the planet, The Blackfriars-based event venue teamed up with sustainability and environmental specialists, Greengage Solutions, who provide independent advice and support to the travel and events sector.
Following a thorough reviewing of The Mermaid London’s internal processes, common practices, and the services they provide to clients from a sustainability perspective, the sustainability specialists awarded the forward-thinking venue with a gold standard accreditation.
This accreditation means that The Mermaid London is listed on Greengage’s directory, highlighting to event organisers and clients the venue’s trustworthy sustainability credentials.
The ECOsmart certification was designed to assess and position event venues as a sustainable company, as well as ensuring the right propositions are in place to satisfy the requirements of event organisers, delegates, and customers.
The venue has seen several recent green initiatives ranging from building upgrades and operational energy efficiency efforts to campaigns promoting public transport, which can all be viewed on the sustainability page.
Commenting on the recent accreditation, Chris Byrne, General Manager, The Mermaid London, said: “While The Mermaid London represents the beating heart of a thriving, bustling capital city, we as a venue recognise that all of our operations have an impact on the local, regional and global environment. Over the past few years, team members at our central London venue have been making a conscious effort to think greener, act greener, and promote greener initiatives across all of our affairs.
“We’re thrilled to see that our green efforts have been acknowledged by Greengage, and we’re really proud of our team member’s hard work which has resulted in the ECOsmart Accreditation. But the hard work doesn’t stop here – we deem it our responsibility as an environmentally-focused venue to continue striving for even greener policies and practices, and will endeavour to keep pushing the message out there to our clients, providers, and delegates.
“There’s only one Mermaid London – but we only have one world, and it’s down to all of us to protect it.”
Greengage are set to advise The Mermaid London on additional steps to operate as an even more sustainably focused business.