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Arinex has become the first Australian event management company to gain carbon neutral certification.

Arinex is excited about the benefits for its clients, as certification will ultimately help reduce the footprint of the events it manages.

The carbon neutral certification by Climate Active, is awarded to businesses and organizations that have achieved a state of net zero emissions, otherwise known as carbon neutrality.

It comes as Arinex reports several new sustainable initiatives, all designed to help further reduce its footprint.

Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker said carbon neutral certification was part of a long-term commitment.

“We are acutely aware that this certification is only one step in our sustainability story – it’s not the be-all and end-all. The important thing is to follow through with this for every event that we manage and to assist our clients in reducing the carbon footprints of their events while showing them they need not compromise on anything,” she said.

Arinex introduced a Sustainability Policy in 2019 as well as signing up for the IAPCO Plastics Pledge, pledging to drastically reduce the amount of plastic used at events.

The company has followed this up by recently banning all printed business cards for staff and making the switch to paper-free ‘tap and go’ cards from sustainability start-up Tapt.

It also follows the Sydney office’s move to a new, greener building on Market Street, which has a 5-star Nabers energy rating and 4-star Nabers water rating. Desk rubbish bins have also been banned as part of a move to encourage recycling and reduction of waste.

“Partnering with Arinex is one of the most affordable ways for clients to start reducing the carbon footprint of their events as the emissions from our activity as an event management company are already offset and go toward offsetting their event, significantly reducing the workload of emission calculations,” Ms Walker said.

“The rise of virtual events in the past two years has had a positive impact on the environment. However, with the return of physical events it is even more pertinent to implement strategies that help to reduce, or ideally offset, the footprint.

“We look forward to empowering our clients to make their inspiring experiences sustainable so that we can take action on climate change together.”

As part of its carbon neutral certification, Arinex is proud to invest in the following projects that deliver significant social and environmental outcomes by reducing or removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Arinex offsets support the following:

Greenfleet – Reforestation, Australia

Arinex offset 90.00 tonnes of CO2-e with Greenfleet. This support will help restore native forests and ecosystems, which provide crucial habitat for endangered wildlife, help counter the devastating impact of the bushfires and reduce the impacts of climate change.

Greenfleet will plant enough biodiverse native trees on behalf of Arinex to offset these emissions.

Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project, Indonesia

Arinex has offset 360 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions with the purchase and retirement of certified carbon credits.

Located in Borneo, the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve creates a protective buffer between destructive palm plantations in the region and the biodiverse-rich Tanjung Puting National Park – an important conservation area for the endangered Orangutan.

About Climate Active

Climate Active is Australia’s collective initiative for climate action. It is a partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. Being carbon neutral means that an organisation has a carbon footprint equal to zero.

Horizon Travel, The DMC Group’s DMC Partner in Greece, shares 5 new, stunning properties that are opening in Greece.

1. Xenodocheio Milos, Athens

The world-renowned estiatorio Milos proudly presents their very first luxury 5* hotel. Elegant and refined, Xenodocheio Milos, located in the heart of Athens, offers an authentic, culinary hotel experience. The property has 43 rooms and suites with spectacular views of Lycabettus Hill and Old Parliament House.

2. Magma Resort, Santorini

Located on the quiet side of Santorini, this boutique hotel features 59 stylish rooms, including 24 suites with verandas, private pools, walk-in showers, and cozy living areas. Guests are welcome to experience the state-of-the-art Wellness Centre and enjoy fine dining dishes at Magma by Spondi, curated by a two-starred Michelin Chef.

3. Brown Beach, Corinthia

Opening in April 2022, the Brown Beach Corinthia promises to deliver your ideal Greek dream, with 160 rooms and 110 bungalows, just a 45-minute drive from the Athens airport, in Agioi Theodoroi, Corinthia. The luxurious getaway overlooks the Saronic Gulf and is curated with an array of experiences that will ensure that your holiday is relaxing and fun. The Boat House, a whopping 551 sqm of space is a multi-purposed, modular venue easily transformed from one large event space into several smaller ones, capable of accommodating about 300 guests.

4. Yi, Mykonos Island

In Greek, “Yi” means “Earth,” which is the concept behind this new 5* boutique hotel. Yi is located in a strategic location on Mykonos Island with a captivating view of the famous beaches of Elia. The iconic experience at this property lends itself as a one-of-a-kind venue for any celebration.

5. Lindian Village, Rhodes Island

Lindian Village offers 188 rooms and suites, very close to the Acropolis of Lindos. This chic and elegant hotel is surrounded by lush gardens providing the utmost privacy. Moreover, Lindian Village has supreme conference facilities: two fully equipped meeting rooms (one of which divides into three breakout rooms) have 450 pax and 100 pax capacities, and further office space and breakout rooms are available according to your needs. Lastly, the impressive Dome in the middle of the swimming pool complex is available for presentations, private lunches, and dinners, with a stunning view of the Aegean Sea.