Environmental Policy

BMA House environmental statement

In 2017, we achieved an impressive Gold Green Tourism Rating for its inspirational environmental 
ethos and excellent practices throughout the business. We have achieved this through effective use of the 
latest technologies, having efficient control of resources, working with local suppliers to source all ethical, 
fresh produce and bringing significant benefits to the business, community and supply chain.

We do this where possible by:

  • Picking partners with closely matched values to our own
  • Dealing only with organisations that have high welfare standards
  • Filtering water onsite – reducing reliance on bottled water
  • Recycling of all glass bottles
  • Reducing food miles by supporting local growers
  • Supporting fair trade tea and coffee growers
  • Composting of food waste
  • Purchasing disposable products made from recycled materials
  • Using FSC-accredited paper and pens made from recycled products
  • Using digital communication primarily
  • Using digital signage to guide guests
  • Using energy efficient light bulbs
  • Using energy efficient equipment for our kitchens
  • Letting out rooms with natural daylight first – creating a healthier work environment and reducing electricity needs
  • Using environmentally friendly cleaning products and laundry processes
  • Ensuring legal compliance relating to the storage and disposal of hazardous products
  • Maintaining comfortable room temperatures when in use; switching off when not.
  • Managing water consumption and ventilation in areas not in use
  • Providing onsite cycle racks for those travelling by bike – there’s also a Santander cycle hire docking station across the road at Endsleigh Gardens.
  • Encouraging wedding couples to use biodegradable and organic confetti
  • Providing a natural environment in the centre of London
  • Training staff on our environmental practises
  • Offering a non-smoking environment

How you can join in?

  • Provide delegate papers electronically* or on USB sticks
  • Where printing is unavoidable, collect unwanted papers in our recycling bins
  • Use our video, teleconference and webcasting facilities for national and international delegates to partake; thereby reducing your carbon footprint
  • Encourage delegates to walk, cycle or travel by public transport:
  • 10 minutes’ walk from rail stations – Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras
  • 10 minutes’ walk from underground stations – Euston, Kings Cross, Russell Square and Euston Square
  • Numerous bus stops immediately outside the venue

* please ask the events team for advice on electronic devises which hold all of your delegate papers and also allow voting and live Q&A

To find out more about the activities undertaken by our parent company The British Medical Association please click here: https://www.bma.org.uk/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility