Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in New Zealand has struck gold, achieving Toitū enviromark gold certification ahead of its December 2021 opening.
The Toitū enviromark programme assists New Zealand businesses to establish, implement, and maintain an effective environmental management system.
Ross Steele, general manager of Te Pae Christchurch, said: “From the outset the Te Pae Christchurch team has been committed to sustainable operations and taking positive environmental action. We are exceptionally proud to reach this milestone in our pre-opening phase, particularly given how challenging the past few months have been.”
Te Pae Christchurch, when it opens, will have capacity to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. It will feature a 1,400-seat auditorium, up to 2,800sqm of exhibition space and 24 meeting rooms
Chris Bailey, enviromark programme advisor, added: “Well before the opening of the Centre, the team at Te Pae Christchurch mapped out their business activities and identified any significant impacts arising from those business partners they might influence.”
Jason Stewart, venue presentation manager from the Centre, believed that with New Zealand’s reputation as a clean green destination, and venue sustainability becoming more important to clients during the decision-making process, it was important to be aligned with New Zealand’s strongest environmental programme.
Steward added: “Toitū fits that bill with a wealth of experience providing a strong level of mentoring and guidance to support not only our team but also our clients.”