Copenhagen, Denmark

Organisation: Wonderful Copenhagen
Contact: Mikkel, Sander

Year: 2017

GDS-Index Category Breakdown

Does the city have a Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction strategy? Please indicate if it includes specific reference to the events/hospitality industry.Please provide source (i.e./ website or link to PDF document).

Yes, the city has a greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy

What is the city's Greenhouse gas emissions per capita? Please provide source and year (i.e./ website or link to PDF document).

Greenhouse gas emissions per capita is: 2,8 ton.

What percentage of the city's total electricity usage is derived from renewable sources (e.g./ wind/ bio/ solar/ hydro/ tidal or geothermal energy)? Please provide source and year

Copenhagen's electricity usage in 2016 was 2.357 GWh and 1707 GWh was created from renewable sources. Which makes 72% of all electricy derived from renewable sources.

What percentage of the city?s solid waste has been disposed of in a landfill or open dump (including ashes from incineration)? Please provide source and year

Fewer than 1.8 %:

What percentage of city's solid waste is recycled or composted?

36%

What is the city's annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) concentration?

Copenhagen = 17

What is the city's annual Particulate Matter (PM10) concentration?

Copenhagen = 12

Does your destination offer public Bicycle Sharing Facilities and Network? Please provide details and a link

Yes, Copenhagen offers public bicycle sharing facilities & network: https://bycyklen.dk/da/

Does your destination offer Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations ?Please provide details and a link

There are specific parking spaces and areas for electric cars. And there are 482 cars and 249 chargers around in Copenhagen.

What is the city's Traffic Congestion Index percentage?

World Rank = 124

Which of the following public transport links exist between the main airport and the city centre? Please indicate which of the following apply:

Express Bus, Rail (Train), Metro (Underground)

What is the country's score and ranking on the Corruption Perception Index?

Denmark = 1 / 91

What is the country's score and ranking on the World Bank Gini Index?Please use the data for the most recent year given.

Denmark = 29.1

What is the country's score and ranking on the Gender Inequality Index?

Denmark: Score = 0,041 & Rank = 2

What percentage of the city?s total hotel room inventory has an active 3rd party sustainability certification? Please provide a list showing the name of the certifications and total number of rooms for each of the certified hotels.

69 % in 2017, source: Horesta

What percentage of the total hotel room inventory is within walking distance (1km) of the congress and exhibition centre(s)? Please include a list of hotels or link to a pre-existing list.

69%

What percentage of the city?s hotel room inventory is easily accessible (within 30mins) by public transport to/from the congress and exhibition centre(s)?

100%

Does the city's largest airport have a current eco-certification?

Copenhagen Airport extensively work with sustainability, energy and climate through many of the principles of ISO 14000 and EMA. Copenhagen is accredited on level 3 on the airport Carbon Accreditation, which is built on the principles of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. On top of all this the airport won a danish award for environment and energy.

What percentage of PCOs and DMCs located in the city (over 3 full-time employees) have a formal written sustainability policy? Please list the agency names

Following companies has one: MCI, Kuoni, DIS, DMC Denmark, BDP, Crone & Co, following companies work with sustainability on a daily basis, but does not have a written policy: Eventully & CAP Partner. The percentage of companies with a sustainability policy are: 75 %

What percentage of PCOs and DMCs located in the city (over 3 full-time employees) have a current eco-certification?Please list the agency names and the certifications they hold.

Following companies has a Eco-certification: MCI - ISO20121, DIS - Travel life, Kuoni - Travel Lige, BDP - bronze on STEP. Which is 66 %.

Are there laws in place for restaurants and/or F&B suppliers to reduce non-recyclable/biodegradable material waste (e.g./ plastic bags/ water bottles or styrofoam)?

A waste prevention strategy: http://eng.mst.dk/media/164923/denmark-without-waste-ii_wasteprevention.pdf

Are there laws in place for restaurants and/or F&B suppliers to reduce food waste?

A waste prevention strategy: http://eng.mst.dk/media/164923/denmark-without-waste-ii_wasteprevention.pdf

Does the city have a program and/or certification promoting or supporting restaurants with a commitment to sustainability (e.g./ organic/ locally sourced/ vegetarian options)?Please provide more information

YES: organic and local: Called "Det ?kologiske spisem?rke" http://www.oekologisk-spisemaerke.dk/

What percentage of the city's congress and exhibition centres have active third-party sustainability certification? Please provide a list with the name of the certification for each of the certified venues.

89%

Has the CVB/DMO established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?Please indicate which of the following components are included and provide a copy or link

Commitment Statement, Vision, SMART Objectives, Integrated sustainability

How does the CVB/DMO manage the development and governance of the destination sustainability program.Please indicate all that apply

Internal sustainability team / committee,Committee with external industry stakeholders (e.g. venues/hotels),Dedicated sustainability manager,Committee with external non-industry stakeholders (e.g. NGOs/authorities/clients)

Does the CVB/DMO regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress? Please indicate which of the following components are included and provide a copy or link

Data and details of sustainability performance published on CVB/DMOs website,Data and details of the sustainability performance included in Annual CVB Report

Does the CVB/DMO support or lead local sustainability training for the city's MICE industry? Please indicate which of the following is done:

Organise training programs about sustainability, Organise regular events about/including sustainability in the MICE industry

Do the CVB/ DMO or local authorities provide incentives or funding for events or event organisers wanting to increase sustainability performance? Please explain

YES, we provide incentives and advice to industry suppliers and organisations globally. We have been to several of workshops and have held many presentations. Our local authorities can also assist with this part.

Does the CVB/DMO provide information about the destination?s sustainability features/ suppliers and best practice in its RFP responses and sales informationPlease explain

YES, we offer information on our website about green meetings and incentives in CPH. We also have sustainable check lists for our clients and use information about CPH. as a sustainable meeting destination in our sales information/materials

Does the CVB/DMO website provide information about the destination?s sustainability features/ suppliers and best practice.Please list all that apply and add a link to the website

Basic Info, Sustainable event guides and manuals,Sustainable supplier lists,Best practice example

Does the CVB/DMO provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions? Please indicate:

Free Public Transport,Discounted Public Transport

Does the CVB/DMO have an accessibility program that supports attendees with physical challenges to participate in events in the destination?Please explain

We don't have a program as such, but we always encourage our partners to focus on the ability to support attendees with physical challenges and we most certaintly make sure to promote it on our platforms if our partners have that ability.

Does the CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local communityPlease select all that apply and explain.

Donation programs for food,Donation program for leftover event materials,List of NGO partners and projects


City Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population

432

Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food/ 52% of all Copenhageners commute by bicycle every day/ and 71 % of the city’s hotel rooms are eco-certified. What's more, the city's meetings product is so green that the chances are your meeting will be sustainable, whether that was your aim or not! Copenhagen is also the capital city in a prosperous and livable country ranked world’s least corrupt country and world’s best country for women. Copenhagen is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world aiming to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital city in 2025. Copenhagen was the official European Green Capital in 2014, so organising a sustainable event here is no great challenge. We have certified experience in hosting state-of-the-art events with a sustainable profile. Copenhagen is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world aiming to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital city in 2025. Copenhagen was the official European Green Capital in 2014, so organising a sustainable event here is no great challenge. We have certified experience in hosting state-of-the-art events with a sustainable profile.


Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

In addition to this, Copenhagen is the capital of a country that is listed in the absolute top of several rankings such as Least corrupt country/ Most prosperous country/ Most peaceful country/ among the Happiest people/ Human Capital Index and Best Country for Women.


1
Corruption Perception ranking
29
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
2
Gender Inequality Index ranking

Over the years, Copenhagen has earned the nickname Capital of Sustainable Meetings. In 2009, Copenhagen hosted the first ever eco-certified political summit, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference COP 15 attracting more than 30.000 people to the Danish capital. In 2012, Denmark played host to the most sustainable Presidency of the European Union, certified to ISO-20121 sustainable event management standards. Wonderful Copenhagen CVB played an active role in both of the above and was a founding partner in ICCA Scandinavia Sustainability Index. Copenhagen's sustainable portfolio is so comprehensive that it is easier to hold a sustainable event than a non-sustainable one. 71% of all Copenhagen hotel rooms hold an official eco-certification. Many of the city’s convention venues are also certified, including the two largest venues Bella Center and Tivoli Congress Center and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB works actively to inspire the city’s meetings industry to go green.


Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

With the title “Capital of Sustainable Meetings.” comes an obligation! In 2014, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB launched the award winning open source initiative #BeeSustain. The purpose was to share legacy and best practices around sustainable meetings management and to inspire and invite the meetings industry to do so too. We can’t save the world simply by staging sustainable events in Copenhagen – so please join the buzz!


Yes No
Has the CVB established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?
Does the destination regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress?
Does the CVB support or lead local sustainability training for cities MICE industry?
Does the CVB support or local authorities provide incentives or funding for organisations wanting to gain sustainability certification or issue a sustainability reports
Does the CVB provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions?
Does CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local community?

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