Jönköping, Sweden

Organisation: Destination Jönköping 
Contact: Ante Jankovic
Year: 2018

GDS-Index Category Breakdown

Category Total
Environmental Performance 83%
Social Performance 79%
Supplier Performance 71%
Destination Management Performance 51%

Destination Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population


Jönköping is rich in natural scenery and resources. Lake Vättern is a pure clear water lake, located in the city center. This is Europe's fifth largest lake, included in the EU network nature of protection, Natura 2000 and this is from where we receive our daily drinking water. The area Östra Vätterbranterna was named a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2012. We are proud to have this model landscape for the coexistence of man and environment, reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. Jönköping, together with a large number of private companies, public agencies, nonprofit organisations and Jönköping University, plays an active part in the regional Climate Council. The goal is set to produce more renewable energy than we consume by the year 2050. Each year the Climate Council hosts one of the largest climate conferences in Sweden.

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

In Jönköping we know that a rich and easily accessible outdoor life prevents illness and contributes to increased environmental commitment. With that in mind outdoor activities are made accessible to the public using the natural resources in our surroundings. An important part of the city’s infrastructure is made up of green areas such as nature parks for recreation, leisure, socializing and biological dispersal corridors. Jönköping is also a Fair trade city since 2009.

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

We are proud to have three excellent meeting venues in Jönköping, all of them with a sustainability certification. Using our natural resources is obvious to us, and one example is how the meeting venues use the cool water of Lake Vättern in their cooling system. Most of the hotels, venues and activities in Jönköping are within walking distance, giving our guests a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

City's hotels easily accessible by public transport to/from congress and exhibition centres
PCOs and DMCs have a written sustainability policy
Exhibition centres have sustainability certification

In order to create a more sustainable meeting destination Jönköping Convention Bureau work closely together with the municipality and the meeting suppliers of the city. The GDS-index is the first step towards a more sustainable meeting destination.

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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