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Science Museum joins isla as first unique venue

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The Corporate Events Team at the Science Museum in South Kensington has announced it has become a member of independent events industry sustainability body isla. The membership builds on the work already being done by the organisation to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2033. The Science Museum is the first unique venue to join isla.

As part of its membership, the Corporate Events team will utilise proseed by isla, the event industry’s first universal best practice framework. This will help the Science Museum benchmark the performance of events across its venue operations and supply chain focusing on key areas including energy, food & water, travel & transport and production.

The events team at the museum will also benefit from event specific sustainability training and education carried out by isla’s expert learning and delivery partners.

Science Museum joins isla with a commitment to achieving net zero by 2033

The Science Museum Group is committed to achieving Net Carbon Zero by 2033. The museum’s carbon footprint was measured in 2019/20 to give a baseline year, which has informed the route to net zero by 2033. The plan is underpinned by science-based absolute emission carbon reduction targets that are consistent with the Paris agreement of limiting warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

There are five key sustainability objectives that will drive the museum’s ‘Sustainability Action Plan’ across the Group’s five museums and National Collections Centre. These are: working towards a net zero target, empowering colleagues, inspiring visitors, reducing its carbon footprint, and becoming sustainability leaders.

Lyndsey Baron, Events Manager at the Science Museum, comments: “We recognise the incredible importance of operating sustainably as a venue and want to be at the forefront of sustainability in the unique venue sector, so we’re delighted to be the first venue of our kind to join isla. Many of the suppliers and agents we regularly work with are already members and this collaborative approach is a big step towards making the events industry more sustainable and accountable going forward.”

About the Science Museum

The Science Museum is part of the Science Museum Group, the world’s leading group of science museums. They share a world-class collection providing an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Over the last century the Science Museum, the home of human ingenuity, has grown in scale and scope. Today, it inspires visitors with exhibitions covering topics as diverse as robots, code-breaking, cosmonauts and superbugs.

2020 marked a decade of transformation for the museum with the opening of the largest medical galleries in the world. Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries and Science City 1500-1800: The Linbury Gallery – the story of how London became a hub of discovery during 1550-1800. The Science Museum was named a winner of the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year prize for 2020.

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Contact the Corporate Events Team on:

Tel: 020 7942 4340

Email: venuehire@sciencemuseum.ac.uk

You can find out more on their website

 

You can read more about  the isla carbon measurent platform for sustainable events.