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The UK’s leading independent provider of training, meeting and conference space, etc.venues, is the first chain of dedicated training properties to come on board The Hotel Carbon Index Company’s Carepar™ service. Carepar™ measures carbon emissions associated with business meetings, training, events and overnight hotel stays.

etc.venues has an impressive portfolio of seven properties, (6 in London and 1 in Birmingham) each one purposely located close to a wealth of public transport – of which six will go through the Carepar™ process.

etc.venues’ inclusion of their venues in the Carepar™ programme will enable training and event specifiers and their businesses to understand the emissions involved in their training, conferences and events and demonstrate their commitment to reducing carbon emissions. etc.venues are already recognised for leading the way for the training and meeting sector with awards including The National Recycling Award in late 2007 and ‘Learning facility of the year’ awarded to Dexter House at the Institute of Training awards in February 2009. etc.venues has also been accredited in ‘Investors in People’ 6 times in succession (making it one of only 100 companies to do so). The inclusion on the Carepar™ programme will reinforce the organisations commitment to CSR.

Carepar™ has been widely embraced by the hotel and venue industry in the UK, Europe and in the USA where Travelport™ are responsible for sales and marketing of the product.

Franck Rosello, central operations and projects manager for etc.venues said: “We are very aware of the need to track emissions for our venues and we definitely think that our clients should have a recognisable and trusted standard which they can benchmark from. As one of the innovators in the sector we are glad to be the first training chain to work with Carepar™. Measurement of carbon emissions has been possible in the airline and ground transport sector for some years and we encourage more venues to sign up so that holistic measurement can take place for the business travel sector.”

Peter Ducker, managing director for Carepar™ said: “etc.venues is a highly respected and indeed leading company for providing quality training and events venues - it is gratifying to see the focus that they are placing on the measurement of emissions. The process will enable them to not only look at their emissions but in the longer term, look at improvements that can be made which will help to strengthen their green credentials.”

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Triggerfish Communications 020 7403 8894

Click to read the story in Conference and Incentive Travel.

Notes to Editors

  • Carepar™ has been developed by a team of experts drawn from the environmental lobby, and the hotel, information technology and travel industries.
  • Carepar™ delivers to the hotel sector an industry standard method of calculating hotel and venue usage – relating it to the carbon cost of an individual stay or an individual event.
  • Founder, Peter Ducker was recently recognised in Conference & Incentive Travel Magazine’s ‘Most Influential’
  • Carepar™ was winner of the 'Dragon’s Den innovation in travel' at ITM’s Conference
  • Address: The Hotel Carbon Index Company Limited, PO Box 701, Godalming, GU7 9AT, UK
  • Tel: 0844 561 7551

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