From a circular perspective, we mainly focus on waste prevention. We are building awareness among organisers, exhibitors and employees, opting for reusable materials where possible and working with our partners on circular solutions for stand construction and carpeting, for example. We actively look for needs outside the RAI for re-use of materials and products. In this way we prevent them from becoming waste. During various events, we create a donation program that allows us to connect social needs in the region to items left over after fairs.
Together with the Salvation Army, we prevent food waste. Every week a three-course menu for about 50 people, composed of a return flow of food from the RAI, goes to a community centre of the Salvation Army. In addition, every Wednesday evening in the winter period, the Salvation Army hands out a hot meal in the city to more than 100 homeless people, from the return flows of the RAI, composed by our kitchen.