Eco-Friendly Exhibiting With Nimlok
Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Great Events
For many years, Nimlok has championed the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy through our bespoke hire formula for delivering stands and prides itself in being at the forefront of positive environmental initiatives, many of which reduces our carbon footprint and that of our client’s projects through our environmentally friendly approach. It is this eco-efficient approach that also saves our client’s money!
Meets And Exceeds ISO 14001
Our business model fundamentally focuses on protecting the long-term future of the environment and ensures that stands are reusable, and waste is kept to a minimum.
As the first company in the exhibition industry to be registered to ISO 14001 back in 2007, our credentials were recognised by appearing in the top 20 Sunday Times Green Companies award.
Since then, as part of the P3 Group, we have developed our own environmental standards with systems and processes that go beyond the requirements of ISO 14001 and which are assessed annually including an independent legal compliance audit.
How We Reduce Our Exhibiting Footprint
By choosing Nimlok, you have selected an events supplier who has invested heavily in reducing the environmental impact of our everyday processes. Nimlok’s low energy facility includes:
- 100% electricity sourced from renewable wind and solar energy
- Sending zero waste to landfill
- Solvent free printing
- A biomass boiler used for heating our office and production facility by burning our wood waste.
- Recycling of all available waste streams where possible
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliancy
- An in-house environmental team, environmental champion and group manager
- Extensive hire inventory minimises reliance on new materials
- Our reusable stand floor platforms made from recycled plastic
- The use of reusable cardboard instead of bubble wrap in packaging stands
- Electric vehicle charge points for staff and visitors
- Disposable bag exchanges
- Local sourced: as a global events supplier with Nimlok resources in the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany and Australia and an extensive network of local fabricators beyond, stand materials and transportation are minimised.
We reduce the use of all harmful compounds in graphic production/print, such as the use of non-solvent based inks. We minimise the impact caused by energy consumption, reduce the use of fossil fuels, reduce all waste volumes and our carbon footprint caused by business travel and transport by operating car sharing systems.
Nimlok’s bespoke hire formula minimises the material consumption and client investment in uniquely fabricated stand materials. This delivers both environmental benefits as well as flexibility and value.
When clients do invest in custom fabricated elements and graphics, these are carefully stored and reused.
We manufacture using 95% recycled materials and practice responsible recycling of any unwanted exhibition and display equipment as part of our client’s original purchase contract. All paper, cardboard and aluminium waste products are recycled. As a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliant business, we have a responsibility for safe disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and so commit to arranging for the safe disposal or recycling of any lights or electronic equipment supplied and returned to Nimlok by clients in a non-contaminated condition.
It’s not just about planting trees. Our two chosen projects: the Darfur Low-Smoke stoves and Safe Water Access in Rwanda, also tackle poverty, gender equality and provide affordable clean energy.
Darfur Low-Smoke Stoves
The project provides families in North Darfur with microfinance for energy efficient and clean burning LPG stoves to replace their traditional wood or charcoal ones. These help to reduce the level of indoor smoke and air pollution for the families.
- Substantial reduction in greenhouse gasses, as each stove avoids 4 tonnes of CO2 per year.
- 93% of women have more time to work which generates additional income for their families.
- Slowing the rate of deforestation by replacing biomass with LPG.
- Empowering women and reducing gender inequality by training women entrepreneurs to deliver the stoves through microfinance schemes.
- Alleviating poverty by enabling energy savings.
Rwanda safe Water Access
This project ensures that a safe and reliable supply of water is available in Rwanda by identifying and rehabilitating broken-down boreholes alongside water sanitation and hygiene training.
- Less time and effort spent collecting wood to boil and sanitise water.
- Reduced incidence of waterborne diseases.
- Reduced expenditure on wood fuel, leaving money free for other household expenses.
- Reduced pressed on local wildlife and ecosystems due to reduced deforestations.