Sapporo, Japan

Organisation: Sapporo Convention Bureau 
Contact: Dima, Azarov

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 Sapporo City Global Warming Counter measure Plan http://www.city.sapporo.jp/kankyo/ondanka/newplan/

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

6.98t - CO2(as of 2015)

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

0.54%*Energy consumption: 127,015 TJ *Renewable Energy: 190 million kWh (684 TJ)(as of 2015)

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

13.9%*Total Waste Disposal: 598,658 t *Disposal by Landfill: 83,473 t(as of 2015)

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

28.3%(as of 2015)

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

10 (WHO 2016) - 7.9 - 10.8 ?g/m3(as of 2015)

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

19 (WHO 2016) - 0.011 - 0.015 mg/m3(as of 2015)

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

YES*Porocle

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

YES208 locations (as of August, 2017)

What is the city's Traffic Congestion Index percentage?

Highest: 1.37Lowest: 0.55(as of 2016)

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)

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

72(2016) - 75 (18th)

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

32,11

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

0. 116 (21st)

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.

6.2%*Certified: 1,666 rooms*Total: 26,927 rooms

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.

0.3%*Sapporo Convention Center: 77 rooms

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)?

87.4%*23,546 rooms

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

NO

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

71%(Yes: 5 companies / No: 2 companies)

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.

42%(Yes: 3 companies / No: 4 companies)

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)?

Yes

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

Yes

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

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.

100%*Sapporo Convention Center: ISO14001

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

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

Internal sustainability team / committee,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 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

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

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

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

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

NO

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

List of NGO partners and projects


City Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population

3,650

Located on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is not just at the top of Japan geographically speaking. With a population of 1.9 million, comparable to world capitals such as Paris, Vienna and Barcelona, and with an area the size of Hong Kong, Sapporo is Japan’s fifth largest metropolis, over 60% of which is covered by greenery and 7 meters of snow for the period of 132 days a year. In fact, one of the landmarks of Sapporo - Moerenuma Park was built on a waste landfill, while the park’s signature and one of the city’s unique venues - Glass Pyramid uses a snow cooling system, a unique environmental feature that has been adopted by the city’s New Chitose Airport. The former host of Asia’s first winter Olympics has also been a longtime frontrunner of local production-local consumption, with an overwhelming food sufficiency rate of 208%, which is five times more of Japan’s average, giving the destination its reputation and brand value as Japan’s leading gourmet city, not to mention its beer.


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

Nationwide surveys consistently rank Sapporo as Japan's most desirable city to live in. It is no surprise to the residents, who enjoy the advantages of big-city living with the majesty of the stunning natural environment of Hokkaido, which was named the No. 1 destination to visit in Asia by Lonely Planet in 2016. Apart from the smooth air access, Sapporo offers a convenient public transportation system, including subway which boasts various technologically advanced features such as noise-reducing rubber tires, as well as a bicycle sharing system – Porocle.


20
Corruption Perception ranking
32
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
21
Gender Inequality Index ranking

The G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit 2008 that paid intensive focus on environmental issues, left behind a strong legacy in Sapporo, which made the Eco Capital Sapporo declaration the same year. In 2007, prior to the Summit, Hokkaido University, one of the oldest universities in Japan, held its first Hokkaido University Sustainability Weeks event, which has grown into annual international event. Other events such as the Greener Week has followed, with the NPO Convention Sapporo Network spreading the Green Convention initiative among the local suppliers.


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

Inspired by the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit 2008, Sapporo Convention Bureau has been contributing to the concept of green meetings by actively promoting the environmentally-conscious operations and practices through its Green MICE Initiative.


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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