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Mayfair Cavendish & ICO Conference Centres: Possibly London’s greenest, most socially responsible venues.

October 30, 2007

A recent article in Conference News (Oct 07) lauds one of our competitors green credentials. These are all initiatives we introduced some years ago i.e. amongst other things:

Catering Supplies

  • We use locally sourced mineral water, in fully recycled bottles
  • Every endeavour is made to source food locally, certainly all-catering supplies purchased under fair trade principals as per our understanding of the FINE definition.
  • We are about to introduce a composting service for all surplus catering products

Conference Supplies

  • A range of initiatives has been introduced to minimise waste in this respect, i.e. getting rid of paper coasters, using linen tablecloths and napkins, reusable delegate packs etc.
  • Where practicable all items are made from recycled materials i.e. coasters and pencils
  • All stationary items are produced to ISO 14001 standards.
  • All energy supplied 100% green and so not subject to climate levy
  • We have introduced some of the most advanced air conditioning plant in the UK, with in excess of 80% of the energy used being recovered.
  • Wherever possible items are recycled, we have regular pick up of all the major recyclable items.

Social Responsibility

  • Through our partnership with the International Coffee Organisation we pay up to 33% of our profits to a body actively promoting better conditions for coffee producers in the developing world while promoting sustainability.
  • We offer an active programme of training and work opportunities to local people.
  • We offer discounts of up to 66% to various charities.


  • We will be fully carbon neutral by Christmas 2007

 If anyone has any suggestions as to further practical steps we can take please do email me on

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