Sustainability Statement 

Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do at The Future of Protein Production

The Future of Protein Production is a platform designed to serve the alternative protein industry. Our events present an unbiased opportunity to explore and discuss this highly complex issue with world-leading experts and showcase a wide range of solutions that will have a positive impact through abolishing animal cruelty, reducing global pollution and improving human health.

From planning to execution we’re committed to reducing the impact of our events, which is why we’re proud to partner with industry leading platforms to help minimize our emissions.

Sustainability Partners

The Future-Proof Group works with Ecologi, a leading emissions measurement platform. This partnership allows us to measure and report our carbon emissions, reduce them where possible and offset anything leftover though certified  local and global offsetting projects approved by Ecologi's team of experts. 

1% of every ticket sold is contributed to Stripe's CO2 Removal Technology Project. We are also a proud member of 1% For The Planet, and contribute another 1% of our revenue to tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.

We know sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole. Running The Future of Protein Production in Chicago gives us a lot of opportunities to improve our impact socially, environmentally and economically.

Our Three Aims

We focus on:

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the market the event serves
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships with local academic institutions

Our efforts include:

  • The conference covers the topic of sustainability within the industry
  • Communicating with our suppliers, exhibitors and stakeholders on how they can be more sustainable in their approach to the show

We focus on:

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event

Our efforts include:

  • The feature areas on the show floor are carefully designed to generate minimal amount of waste
  • Our catering contains locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, using minimal packaging and providing only vegetarian and vegan options
  • We aim to have all the signage and paper used at the event recycled

We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities
  • Measuring our impact

Our efforts include:

  • Your wellbeing is important to us – please join our networking receptions to network with peers
  • We reduce local traffic congestion through encouraging the use of public transport
  • We work with suppliers and locally owned businesses to ensure positive impact on the local economy

Attendee Sustainability Tips

While you are attending The Future of Protein Production Chicago, there are several ways you can reduce your carbon footprint:

Water Conservation

  • Participate in your hotel’s Linen Re-Use Program — Did you know that you can often earn Rewards points for participating?
  • Take shorter showers to save water and time!

Waste Reduction

  • Use a refillable water bottle and coffee whilst at the show and conference
  • Take only what you need at food functions
  • Make sure to download the official mobile app
  • Ask for a recycling bag for your hotel room if one isn’t in place

Energy Conservation

  • Turn off lights and thermostat when leaving your hotel room

Air Quality/CO2 Impact

  • Carpool or take public transport to/from the airport and to/from your hotel.
  • Walk if possible
  • Offset your travel to/from FPP Live by booking with our partner Goodwings

Exhibitor Sustainability Tips

Reduce signage waste by:

  • Encourage less printing and provide more information digitally when it comes to booth literature, fulfilling requests via email and website referrals
  • If you must print, create reusable non-dated signs that can be used year after year
  • Avoid foam core signs and request recyclable material such as cardboard signage

Reduce booth waste by:

  • Break down ALL cardboard boxes and put in the correct recycling bin
  • Request additional booth bins for recycling and compost collection
  • Use only compostable or recyclable service ware for samples and give-a-ways
  • Set a goal to leave no trace behind by shipping out all booth properties and packing materials

By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.