The MICE Metropolis Munich has set itself ambitious goals in sustainability. Munich's partners provide support at every turn.
Since 1 June 2021, aircraft at Munich Airport have been refuelling with "green paraffin". After thorough technical testing, the fuel depot at the airport was opened for climate-friendly fuels of the future. This means that sustainable fuels, so-called "Sustainable Aviation Fuels" (SAF), can be delivered, stored, and refuelled at Munich Airport with immediate effect, provided they meet the relevant quality specifications for Jet-A1 fuel.
"By approving our refuelling facilities for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, we are enabling airlines to reduce their CO2 emissions on flights from Munich by using sustainable fuels. Green fuels have a key role to play on the way to a complete decarbonisation of air transport. We expect the share of these sustainable fuels in total energy consumption in aviation to increase continuously in the coming years," says Jost Lammers, CEO of Flughafen München GmbH. Further information at: www.munich-airport.com and www.youtube.com.
The four Munich hotels The Westin Grand Munich, Sheraton Arabellapark, Sheraton Westpark and Aloft Munich have taken various measures to implement the topics of energy saving and environmental protection in the hotels. The hotels use energy-saving, dimmable light bulbs, refillable soap dispensers, motion detectors for lights and water, and reusable packaging. The hotel also promotes cooperation with sustainable and local suppliers.
All hotels operate according to the Green Key, a leading standard for excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable business in the tourism industry. In addition, the hotels have been awarded the Project Icarus Gold Medal for sustainability in the meetings industry.
The hotels have also initiated the "Your Choice" programme so that guests can actively participate in sustainable hotel management, for example by using towels more than once. For more information, visit: www.marriott.de
Societies, associations, and companies are increasingly focusing on more sustainability in their communication work. MCI is therefore increasingly developing concepts for measuring and reducing the CO2 footprint. MCI recently designed and implemented a sustainability concept for a virtual event and defined guidelines for the suppliers involved. The CO2 footprint was measured before and during the event.
As MCI has been doing this for a long time for physical events, a comparison between physical and virtual events could be made based on existing benchmarks. According to MCI, with the return to the "new normal", the number of physical and hybrid congresses will increase again. This may be a reason to critically question pre-pandemic behaviours and make digital congress bags, sustainable stand design and striving for a climate-neutral congress a matter of course. Further information at www.mci-live.de
At Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, sustainability is lived every day. From locally inspired products in the minibar, to the nose-to-tail-to-table approach in The Lonely Broccoli Restaurant, to the countless promotions in the Bicicletta Cafe, everything is open to the "green guest".
These elements can also be found in the meeting area - for example, instead of the usual flip charts, the hotel uses writable glass walls for creative exchange and offers an additional oxygen boost with the oversized "green wall" with almost 1000 plants and CO2 is reduced. Further information at www.hyatt.com
The Michelin-starred restaurant MURAL and the MUCA also make a major contribution to climate protection: In cooperation with small, regional producers and the best seasonal products (short delivery routes), the MURAL serves contemporary dishes at a top level. In the kitchen, sustainable products are reduced to their own taste, which is brought out with all its nuances.
In this way, the gastro team joins a culinary movement that is reflecting on craftsmanship and values. At the MUCA, the staff and guests are largely CO2-neutral both internally and externally, partly thanks to the in-house bicycle fleet (rental bikes for staff/guests). In addition, the MUCA offers its visitors a climate-neutral street art bike tour. Further information at: www.muca.eu