Sustainability Efforts

RIPE NCC Organised Events Sustainability Efforts

We take our organisation‘s share of responsibility seriously. We pledge to look for ways to be more sustainable, make green choices and to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • We will work to use more sustainable materials in all our printing and advertising.
  • We will upcycle as many existing materials as we can. So bear with us if we reuse old rollups, banners, badges, name tags and lanyards etc. It would be a bigger waste to throw them away…
  • We want to reduce the amount of waste created at our event. We ask our partners to avoid single use plastics from our catering services.
  • We ask for our sponsors and hosts to also be as green as possible and advise against single use plastics.
  • We encourage a paper-free event and send out all contracts or invoices via our online system or as digitally signed PDF.
  • Our t-shirts are made from organic cotton.
  • Our lanyards are made from recycled RPET.
  • We avoid printing meeting materials as much as possible, and when we do print, we use FSC-Certified paper.
  • We order a higher percentage of vegetarian food for catering.


We consider sustainability when choosing an event venue. Metropolo Krakow by Golden Tulip has implemented the following sustainability efforts:


  • Recycling bins available to guests and waste is recycled
  • Single-use plastic miniature shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles not used
  • Single-use plastic stirrers not used
  • Single-use plastic straws not used
  • Single-use plastic water bottles not used
  • Single-use plastic beverage bottles not used
  • Single-use plastic cups not used
  • Single-use plastic cutlery/plates not used


  • Water-efficient toilets
  • Water-efficient showers
  • Option to opt-out of daily room cleaning
  • Option to reuse towels

Energy and greenhouse gases

  • Most lighting throughout property uses energy-efficient LED bulbs
  • All windows are double-glazed
  • The property makes efforts to reduce their food wastage
  • Key card or motion-controlled electricity

Destination and community

  • Invests a percentage of revenue back into community projects or sustainability projects
  • Tours and activities organised by local guides and businesses offered
  • Local artists are offered a platform to display their talents
  • Provides guests with information regarding local ecosystems, heritage and culture, as well as visitor etiquette