Attractions suppliers: how to measure your carbon footprint

Blooloop’s online sustainability conference, greenloop will look at supply chains and the action that suppliers can take to reduce carbon emissions.

We will consider the risk to businesses who are late in taking action, and the advantages of addressing sustainability issues as soon as possible.

We’ll have lots of practical advice and tips about how to start measuring as well as case studies and smart networking opportunities.

greenloop takes place 19-20 April online and will features sustainability leaders from theme parks, zoos, museums, aquariums and more…

Why suppliers need to measure carbon now

The first step for anyone evaluating their carbon footprint is usually to kick off by measuring what are called Scope 1 and 2 emissions. These are the kinds of emissions that are most closely under the control of businesses, like power generation and consumption.

In the attractions industry we have already seen sustainability leaders like PortAventura take steps to become carbon neutral. The work to become carbon neutral does not technically involve looking at supply chains, and for this reason many suppliers will not have felt much urgency to assess their carbon footprint.

UN SDG 13 climate action

However, the next step for carbon neutral operators is then to look beyond their own emissions to Scope 3. Scope 3 emissions are all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain and include suppliers.

In addition investors, national governments and local councils are increasingly adopting sustainability reporting requirements and regulations.

This means that there is a potential big shock coming for suppliers as their customers will soon be demanding information about their GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, and they might not give them much time to comply. For example in October 2021, Tesco informed their suppliers that they would be needing this information by the end of the year!

PlanetMark’s Business Development Manager, Eva Koszorus will be explaining why it is a business risk for suppliers not to take action, with examples. And conversely why it’s a business advantage to start measuring your carbon footprint and develop a reduction plan.

We will hear from Liseberg’s Purchasing/Procurement Specialist, Maria Gimbroabout the theme park’s work on supply chain and why it’s important.

Choni Fernandez VecianaPortAventura’s Director: Central Services and Sustainability, will be talking about the graduation to Science Based Targets.

We have a practical case study from Tim Pethick at Nomad Exhibitions, about the work they have done to become a carbon neutral business, and along the way develop a carbon neutral touring exhibition.

don’t miss Miguel NaranjoProgram Officer and Climate Neutral Now lead at The United Nations, who will be detailing the FREE support available for businesses to help start measuring carbon emissions.

and dare iloriMerlin Entertainment’s Group Head of Sustainability, will tell us how to get Board level buy in for sustainability initiatives.

When it comes to solving really big challenges, like how do we build sustainable theme parks, resorts and cruise ships around the world, it takes all of us and all of these different industries coming together. And that’s what’s great about greenloop … our collaboration is key to really think about how we build sustainable themed entertainment experiences.

Emily Dow, Design Studio Executive with Walt Disney Imagineering at greenloop 2021

We also have Walt Disney ImagineeringSmithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, The National Gallery, M+ Museum, Manchester Museum, Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery, Blenheim, Nomad Exhibtions, Buro Happold and Amaala, Zoos Victoria, Chester Zoo, Indianapolis Zoo, New England Aquarium, Eden Project, WhiteWater, The Red Sea Development Corporation, Marwell Wildlife and more speakers to inspire you!

Other hot topics will range from green NFTs to BlueTech incubators, sustainable palm oil cities, New Edens, barefoot luxury tourism and “zoo poo” energy.

Buy tickets to greenloop 22

Standard tickets are available at £75 each at early bird rates.

We have an early bird group ticket for operators and institutions for £150 for up to 10 attendees from the same organisation. That’s just £15 each!

Early bird rates offering 25% reduction on full ticket prices are available until 14 April.

Student tickets are £25. Please apply to events@blooloop.com using your university email.

If you have any questions please contact Alice at events@blooloop.com.

All sessions will be live. Recordings will be available for at least a month after the conference for ticket holders.

Blooloop is supporting EARTHDAY’s tree planting Canopy Projectdonating £1 for each ticket sold, and will in addition donate at least 5% of our ticketing revenue to Project Seagrass.