Uppsala, Sweden

Organisation: Uppsala Convention Bureau 
Contact: Anna, Lindström

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. It does not include a specific reference to the event industry, nor to any other specific industry. Targets apply to all. We do estimate long-distance travel greenhousgas emissions and these are included in the climate target. In this sense the industry is adressed.

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

3,8 tonnes per capita, year 2016. Only local Energy-use & local Transportation and Machinery (2014). "Imported" electricity is regarded as Nordic production mix. (4,5 tonnes per capita - add cultivation & animals, 6,0 - add long-distance vacation-trips). Source: national och local statistics, worked by the City. Normally published in the City's Annual Report (but not in 2016). See report from 2015: . Update of last year?s green house gas emissions, due to update of method of normal year (temperature) correction. 3,7 tonnes per capita, year 2015. Only local Energy-use & local Transportation and Machinery (2014). "Imported" electricity is regarded as Nordic production mix. (4,4 tonnes per capita - add cultivation & animals, 6,0 - add long-distance vacation-trips).

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

50 % year 2016. Source: national and local providers energy-statitistics - worked by the City. City's Annual Report. Nuclear not considered renewable. Alos "geothermal energy" depends on what energy is used to extract the geothermal energy.

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

Almost all household waste is recycled or incinerated. Less than 1 % is disposed of in a landfill or an open dump. The ashes from inceration is used as landfill in the waste facility, but that is defined as recycling. Sweden has forbidden deponia for recycable material.

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

More than 99 % of the householde waste is recycled, used in biogas production, composted or incinerated.

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

4 (2016) - 4,6, annual average, year 2015.

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

24 (2016) - 18, annual average, year 2015.

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

There is commercial bike rental. The City is planning for a public rental facilities and network.

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

Yes, there are over 30 charging stations, both commercial and public. Source: http://uppladdning.nu/List.aspx#SE

What is the city's Traffic Congestion Index percentage?

26 %, year 2016. (Congestion level - extra travel time)

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?

Rank 4. Score 88 (year 2016)

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

Rank 9. Score 27.3% (year 2012)

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

Rank 4. Value 0.048 (year 2015)

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.

90% Please do find the list in the documents page two

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.

72% Please do find the list in the documents page two.

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% Please do find the list in the documents page two.

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

ISO14001

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

100 % Resia and Akademikonferens

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.

50% Akademikonferens Certification: ISO 14001

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)?

No

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

No

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

No

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% Uppsala Konsert & Kongress,

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,Annual Sustainability Report of CVB/DMO

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

No

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 add the information in our bids and offers to the clients. We also work with our local ambassadors to communicate this even in cases where we are not involved as a CVB.

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

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.

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


City Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population

3,000

Uppsala has high ambitions when it comes to environmental work and strive to accomplish it's main goals in accordance to the environmental and climat plan for 2014-2023. To mention but a few of the goals/ * by 2020 reduce the green house emissions by another 30%, * All renewable and climate neutral heating by 2020, * Solar energy to 30 MW by 2020, * All transportation owned or financed by the city shall be fossile fuled only by 2020, * The citys energy use should be unchanged in year 2020 when compared to the amount in 2014 *100% ecological food by all publicly funded functions in 2023, such as childcare, schools and elderly homes, to name but a few. 100% of the convention centres and 88% of the hotels rooms are eco-certified.


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

Uppsala has over the last year started to work with local partners of social sustainability programs and to communicate towards local meeting planners and meeting hosts to set an example and act upon supporting local initiatives when organising their meetings and events. We arrange sustainability forums for the hosts to meet with local charities and social projects and we send out a quarterly newsletter to the about 550 local hosts at the universities, the university hospital, the municipallity and other local associations representatives with more information and contact details.


4
Corruption Perception ranking
27
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
4
Gender Inequality Index ranking

Uppsala as one of the founding partner in ICCA Scandinavia Sustainability Index has done quite well in achieving good results and top positions in the ranking. The sustainable work of the local meetings industry is very goal oriented and the Convention Bureau together with it's industry partners work for continous progress and leadership in the matter. We have followed the example of the municipallity in setting high goals for the convention bureau, partners and our common projects. We are most proud of engaging the accual local hosts and meetings ambassadeurs in the work of environmental, social and economical sustainabilty. Together with them we meet up in forums over the year to discuss how we all can help to progress and perform better. We aim to have all major events and congresses certified already in 2017 and we hope to get the industry to involve in social sustainability events over the year to come. 100% of the convention centres and 88% of the hotels rooms are eco-certified.


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

To summarize the program in brief we act as we teach. The events organised by the DMOs shall be eco-certified by a third part. To join as a CVB partner the local industry need to act upon a plan to be certified for the years to come. All financial aid from the municipallity towards event and meeting planners with a environmental plan or aspiration, will be taken in to concideration firstly.


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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