New HeadBox tool enables organisers to make sustainable venue choices before they book

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Event tech scale-up HeadBox, a platform for planning meetings and events, has launched the first tool, Journeys in its suite of sustainable event solutions, HeadBox Zero.

The new tool helps empower event bookers to make the most sustainable venue choices before they decide which venue to book. This is proving essential to helping corporate clients reduce the carbon impact of their meetings and events programmes.

Up to 80 per cent of carbon emissions for in-person events comes from travel to and from the venue. This means the location of a chosen venue has the single biggest impact on how sustainable an event is.

Most solutions in the market measure an event’s impact after it has taken place in the hope that the emissions can be offset. HeadBox instead helps companies with emissions reduction by giving event organisers the information they need to make greener choices before an event is booked – when they are deciding on their venue and its location.

With HeadBox Business clients including Sky, L’Oréal, Accenture and EDF Energy working towards ambitious net zero emissions targets, HeadBox Zero is a series of digital tools to help businesses reduce their environmental impact when booking meetings and events.

Andrew Needham, CEO of HeadBox, said: “By working closely with our corporate customers, many of whom have commitments to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025, we have launched Journeys, the first in a suite of groundbreaking sustainability tools, that will help bookers, at the point of decision, choose the greenest option for their event. HeadBox Zero will allow businesses to make greener choices to reduce emissions, measure their impact and make a real difference to their company’s journey to Net Zero.”