We know sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole. Running CPhI Worldwide gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impacts socially, environmentally and economically in our host city. We want to make our event more responsible and play a role in helping our markets improve its own sustainability through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they want to help solve the big challenges in our sector.

Our Three Aims:

Help our markets through inspiring sustainable development

We focus on:

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the market the event serves
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships

Run the event in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner

We focus on:

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event

Run the event in a socially responsible manner


We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities
  • Measuring our impacts
Our efforts include:
  • Facilitating sessions on sustainability within the pharma industry
  • Innovation Gallery displays the most recent trends within the industry
  • Supporting the International Medical Corps as an official event charity partner  
  • The Sustainability Award recognizes innovative ideas and sustainable development in the Pharmaceutical industry

Our efforts include:

  • Eradicating the use of single use stand build to minimize waste levels and enhance customer experience
  • All of the carpet, signage and paper used at the event is recycled
  • As a visitor to CPhI Worldwide you can purchase carbon offsets for any unavoidable carbon emissions from your flights while registering for the event
  • Our event bags and lanyards are made from a recycled material
Our efforts include:    
  • Women in Leadership Forum provides opportunities to learn how to build a future fit workforce
  • We ensure health & safety of all onsite through implementing the highest standard
  • We reduce local traffic congestion through using a vehicle booking system and encourage the use of public transport
  • We are working with local suppliers and locally owned businesses to ensure positive impact on the local economy

Our Efforts Recognised: CPhI Worldwide is Powered by Renewable Energy

As a part of our continued commitment to the sustainability of our event, 100% of the electricity used within the venue is generated from a renewable origin.
This results in our electricity use being carbon neutral, minimising the creation of CO2, and therefore significantly reducing our carbon impact.

ISO 20121 Certified Sustainable Event Management System

Our event has also been successfully accredited with the prestigious ISO 20121 Standard for Sustainable Event Management. The achievement of this International Standard is an extension of CPhI Worldwide’s pledge to responsible business. This ISO 20121 Standard focuses on management commitment and leadership, as well as stakeholder engagement for all aspects of sustainability through the whole supply chain. It recognises a continuing dedication to reduce the environmental impact of the event while increasing the positive impact on communities in which the business operates.

CPhI Worldwide is part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment. Many of our stakeholders are clearly telling us that sustainability (social, economic and environmental) is something that is no longer a nice to have but a necessary part of any event. We want to make sure we’re meeting those expectations and we believe that being sustainable is the right thing to do. We also recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognizing that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.  This is an ongoing process for us and we’re looking for ideas of how we can improve.

More information about our work so far can be found on the www.informa.com/sustainability including our latest sustainability reports.

Informa and its events have received numerous awards and recognition including:


💡 Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Got an idea? Contact the event team or reach out to Informa’s sustainability team for more information: [email protected]