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Electrical power from renewable energy sources

2020 marks the switch to renewable energy on our exhibition grounds. As of next year, all our electricity requirements will be generated from renewable sources.

‘By switching over entirely to renewable energy sources, we eliminate some 19,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. Given that 80 trees compensate for approximately one tonne of CO2, you would need more than 1.52 million trees a year to offset this quantity of CO2.’

Uwe Behm, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt

The move away from conventional energy sources is a further milestone in implementing our long-term strategic measures in the field of sustainability. Our cooperation with energy service provider Mainova AG of Frankfurt makes us a leader amongst German trade fair companies.

For us, switching over to electricity with an optimised carbon footprint is a natural next step in the Group’s integral, responsibly-minded business practice – it is also what our customers expect of us. Already, a number of our guest organisers are exclusively using electricity from renewable energy sources. By converting to green power, we are reflecting the values of our exhibitors and guest organisers while also doing our part to achieve the ambitious climate protection plans of our shareholders, the City of Frankfurt and the Federal State of Hesse.

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