As an academic venue, we adopt Imperial College’s Campus-wide Environmental Policy which invests itself in reducing the amount of waste, carbon emissions, energy use and other factors that impact negatively on the environment.
You can view the key points and policies that underpin our sustainability practices below, but we also endeavour to seek small ‘wins’ and changes to our daily practices. Examples of our recent changes are banning single-use wooden stirrers and sachets, reusable crockery for events under 200 delegates, banning clingfilm in favour of fabric food trolleys when transporting food across campus.
We are also taking ‘locally sourced’ to the next level with our Queen’s Tower sourdough bread. Fermented at the top of the Queen’s Tower at the South Kensington campus, the bread features in several menu items which are available for events.
Contact the Imperial Venues team for more information about our environmental policies.
We aim to source recycled products and our catering kitchen aims to use local suppliers where possible, thereby reducing food miles. Fair Trade, organic and free-range product options are also available.
Food waste is collected for composting, along with compostable cups. Recycling is sent to a Materials Recovery Facility and separated by trommels, magnets, infrared sensors and jets of air. We provide bins to segregate glass, paper and card, these are sent directly to an aggregate firm and paper mill so additional sorting.
Access and Public transport links to our venues are excellent, owing to our central location which means guests and delegates can travel to events with a low carbon impact.
As an academic venue, we adopt Imperial College’s campus-wide environmental policy, which invests itself in reducing the amount of waste, carbon emissions, energy use and other factors that impact negatively on the environment.