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Green Globe Certification

Four of Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event’s venues have been awarded the international Green Globe Certificate. The CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf has now been awarded this seal of approval for the third time in a row. With certification in 2010 and 2012, it is one of the first convention centres worldwide to be commended for sustainability. In 2015, the Mitsubishi Electric HALLE, the ESPRIT arena and the ISS DOME were certified for the first time. The four venues were appraised in terms of ecological, social and economical aspects.

The “Green Globe Certification” organisation audits international touristic facilities in terms of environmental impact. Together with the European Association of Event Centres EVVC, “Green Globe” has developed a certification procedure for venues. Independent auditors examine the sustainability management of the facilities in terms of verifiable and practice-related criteria. Only venues which fulfil at least 50% of the required criteria are certified. Re-certification is carried out every two years on site. This provides participating venues with the opportunity to continually develop and optimise their sustainability management.