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Sustainability—our path to the future

Being part of our society, we, Messe München, are dedicated to our social and ecological responsibilities. Therefore, sustainability is an integral part of our corporate strategy.

We are committed ourselves to become CO₂ neutral by 2030 - 20 years ahead of the goal set out in the Paris Climate Agreement and 10 years earlier than targeted by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA).

For this purpose, we have developed a sustainability strategy tailored to the exhibition industry. As part of our holistic sustainability program, we continuously initiate projects, which aim to reduce the CO₂ emissions of Messe München.

We strive for sustainability for ourselves and our customers. We are actively promoting sustainability at our events.

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Acting sustainably. The measures taken by bauma.

The building construction industry is on its way to a more sustainable future. As the world’s leading trade fair of the industry, we not only want to set an example, but point the way.

Our priorities:

Climate-friendly trade fair stand construction with our partner meplan

  • Our special areas and the bauma Forum in the Innovation Hall bauma LAB0 are built with the innovative and sustainable system woodï by meplan.
  • With woodï, meplan has presented a pioneering product that has been consistently developed in a circular and resource-saving way. Thanks to its modularity and flexibility, woodï adapts perfectly to all functional and aesthetic requirements. In this way, highly individual and innovative concepts can be realized that make sustainability comprehensively tangible. woodï finally fulfills all wishes: modular, flexible, resource-saving, climate-light, circular – consistently sustainable.

Eco-friendly infrastructure

  • The easy access to public transport allows you to get to bauma in an environmentally friendly way.
  • You can refuel your electric car at almost 50 charging stations on the exhibition grounds.
  • Sustainable waste management: we dispose of waste resulting from construction and dismantling as commercial waste for recycling. Recyclable materials can thus be returned to the economic cycle.

Sustainable advertising materials

  • We reduce our print circulations and are constantly optimizing our digital advertising media. We have also chosen to refrain from offering a printed catalogue on site.
  • Regarding the selection of printing substrates, Messe München focuses mainly on sustainable and certified materials.
  • We deliberately cooperate with printing companies that commit to the principle of sustainability.

Valuable partnerships

  • Our catering suppliers rely on local supply chains. You can find the entire range in our Gastro Guide.

Avoiding emissions consciously

Sustainability is a mission that we can only implement together. We help you make your bauma visit as environmentally friendly as possible. Because it‘s only a small step for each individual. But together we are always one step ahead..

Visit sustainably

  • Bring reusable cups or bottles with you.
  • Choose environmentally friendly means of transportation for your journey or form car pools.
  • All bauma Print@home tickets entitle the ticket holder to use the local public transportation MVV (Zones M-6) in Munich at no extra costs.
  • Only take sustainable or environmentally friendly give-aways from the trade fair—if at all.

Exhibit sustainably

  • With your Print@home ticket for exhibitors, you can use public transport in Munich at no extra cost.
  • Limit your furnishing materials, such as carpets, as much as possible.
  • Offer your visitors regional or fair trade products.
  • Avoid waste and use sustainable give-aways.
  • Use digital information materials.
  • Please remember: avoidance comes before compensation.
  • Waste is generated before, during and after the trade fair. In order to minimize the amount of waste generated, certain aspects should be taken into account in the early planning phase. The guide for waste prevention is intended to help you identify and implement ways to reduce waste through careful preparation and design.

bgreen leaders - the New B2B Sustainability Network Dedicated to Circular Economy

bgreen leaders is the leading B2B sustainability network for future-oriented companies and pioneers of the circular economy. Initiated by Messe München and CIRCULAZE, it brings together leading minds from industry, the start-up scene, investors, politics and academia to promote know-how, best practices and cooperation through exclusive events at Messe München's world-leading trade fairs (IFAT, ISPO, electronica) and a 365-day program of physical and online events. Members have access to an innovative platform that focuses on visibility, networking and pioneering solutions to drive sustainable change.

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The benefits of bgreen leaders

  • Enhanced visibility and real impact within the ecological transformation
  • Fresh insights, know-how, and practical business cases
  • Cross-industry networking with thought leaders, decision-makers, and startups

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