Sustainability at Davos

Sustainability at the Annual Meeting in Davos

The Forum brings together stakeholders to help address the greatest ecological crisis of our time.

On key topics like climate, mobility, energy and the circular economy, our platforms aim to facilitate action-oriented communities of stakeholders from all parts of the international system.

We recognize that in offering these platforms, we consume finite resources and cause emissions. We take the utmost care to mitigate our environmental impact. We have the ambition to continue and reinforce the Forum's sustainability journey and renew the ISO 20121 certification this year during the Annual Meeting.


A climate-neutral event

Emissions offset

The Forum aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of all its activities. And since 2017, all emissions are calculated and offset 100% by supporting environmental projects in Switzerland and abroad.


More sustainable transport

Electric or hybrid cars

Transportation being the primary source of event CO2 emissions, the Forum ensures sustainable alternatives are organised for participants. Davos is accessible by train from Zurich and a temporary railway station is installed near the Congress Centre during the event. Walking is encouraged with shoe grips provided to participants. Free shuttles and public buses provide swift means of getting around and reduce traffic. For the first year, 100% of the cars used by the Forum for specific needs are electric or hybrid


Energy leadership

LED lighting

The Forum makes a concerted effort to limit energy consumption during its events. It uses 100% renewable electricity , and best-in-class insulation. The Forum has helped improve the sustainability of the Congress Centre in Davos with the installation of solar panels. The Forum also aims to use renewable energy in its temporary event spaces and will implement pellet heating in some of these areas.



Less waste

The Forum aims to use only what's really needed to host the Annual Meeting. Between 2019 and 2020, the amount of waste has been reduced by 27%, by integrating lean design principles, repurposing more of the event material and removing single-use plastics for beverages. These efforts are continued for the Annual Meeting 2022.


On the menu

Seasonal food

The Forum uses innovative data capture methods to develop sustainable food and food waste metrics and progress year on year. During the Annual Meeting 2020, 91% of food was seasonal. This year, in addition, no red meat is served, and all fish and eggs are sustainably sourced.

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