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13 - 15 May 2025
In person & on-demand recordingsOkura, Amsterdam

Our commitment to sustainability and net zero

At Flame, we are committed to running events which are both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.

From building an agenda which helps pave the way to the sustainable energy supply to ensuring we reduce our own waste we have embedded sustainability into everything we do. Find out how we are reducing our carbon footprint and supporting sustainable development with carbon credits for the carbon impact we cannot yet avoid.

Supporting climate action with carbon credits

Preparation for an event of this size and participants’ travel result in an increased consumption of fuel, heat, and electricity, leading to emissions that cannot be avoided. Funding climate projects is an important instrument for corporate climate action, especially in areas where a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions cannot be achieved in the short term by other means.

Informa is committed to climate protection and is delighted to announce our partnership with First Climate as the official decarbonization sponsor and exhibitor at Flame. First Climate is a leading global provider of carbon management and green energy services for corporate and public sector clients. They advise organizations worldwide on their climate journeys.

Together with First Climate, we are making effective contributions to global climate action and international climate targets through the purchase of carbon credits from high-quality climate projects. The amount of carbon credits we purchase is equivalent to the amount of carbon emissions we cannot avoid.

Contributing to sustainable development in Africa

Informa addresses Flame’s unavoidable event- and travel-related carbon emissions by funding two verified climate projects in Africa from First Climate’s portfolio. 

Both projects are certified by the Gold Standard, a high-quality standard co-developed by the WWF. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, both projects support sustainable development on the ground and generate additional benefits for the local people and the environment. By funding these projects, we are thus contributing to the achievement of ten of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are proud to support these Gold Standard projects

The Global Safe Water Program

The Global Safe Water Program by project developer Impact Water is dedicated to providing safe drinking water to schools in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. It delivers reliable, low-cost water treatment technologies to public and private schools and finances its operation through carbon emission reductions resulting from the displacement of boiling water. This not only reduces biomass consumption and indoor air pollution, but also ensures that students can attend school regularly, remain healthy and fulfil their human right to education. To date, the project has reached over 40,000 schools and more than 3 million students.

The Uganda Cookstoves Project

The Uganda Cookstoves project focuses on promoting the distribution of energy-efficient cookstoves across the Ugandan capital Kampala. It offers technical and financial support to manufacturers, assists in distributing the stoves and raises demand and awareness among consumers. The improved charcoal cookstoves save 35% to 50% more fuel compared to conventional metal stoves. These cleaner cookstoves cause significantly less smoke and fewer carbon monoxide emissions, allowing users to enjoy a much healthier cooking environment. To date, the project has promoted the distribution of more than 700,000 improved cookstoves.

Sustainability initiatives in 2024!


Gold Standard Climate Credits

Digital agenda

Locally sourced food

No single use plastic

Renewable energy


How are we building a sustainable event?

We believe a sustainable event focuses on three main aims...

Social responsibility

We want Flame to be run in a socially responsible manner. To do so, we are focusing on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities and measuring our impacts
  • Supporting sponsors and partners in donating to local and industry-related charities

Environmental responsibility

Flame will be run in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner, focusing on:

  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Designing our events to eliminate waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials for every item sourced for the event

Sustainable development

Our aim is for Flame to promote long-term sustainable development - in the way that we run the event but also in how it's implemented in the market as a whole. We are committing to: 

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the bioprocessing industry
  • Developing close partnerships with relevant charities, companies and associations and giving them a platform to promote their work in the field
  • Facilitating discussions on pertinent topics including diversity & inclusion, gender balance, sustainability trends, the impact on the environment & more..

FasterForward to zero

FasterForward is Informa’s approach to sustainability, moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business. 

A series of activities and commitments carried out between 2020-2025 will ensure our events become ever more sustainable, delivering a truly positive impact to the markets we serve. We will also actively help our partners, customers and wider markets to achieve the same.

Our FasterForward commitments include:

  • Become carbon neutral across our events by 2025
  • Halve the waste generated through our events by 2025
  • Embed sustainability inside 100% of our events by 2025

See the full list of commitments and find out more >>