Confer’s environmental policy

Learning in communities, meeting together and supporting each other’s work in groups is essential for the development of one’s clinical work. However, we are aware that conferences make an impact on the environment. In recognition of current concerns about global warming, Confer has developed a policy to help to reduce the ecological impact of our events.

What We Are Doing

We have begun by estimating the amount of carbon dioxide produce by Confer’s activities. This currently totals about 50 tonnes per year, and will be reviewed annually.

  • Confer and our customers have financially supported the planting of 3851 trees to-date through the Woodland Trust, and continue to do so at a rate of more than 300 trees per month
  • Information about our events is available online and does not depend on printed materials
  • Confer’s brochures, envelopes and handouts are printed on recycled paper
  • The plastic sleeves in which we present conference notes are biodegradable
  • By offering online modules we are enabling you to hear international speakers with almost zero carbon emissions
  • We request our caterers to provide locally sourced, organic, non-GM food whenever possible
  • The Confer office is run on a green electricity tariff