What makes Lausanne & Montreux a sustainable destination?
Since the 1990s, the cities of Lausanne and Montreux have demonstrated a strong commitment to respect the values of sustainability, respect for the environment and the individual. For proof, both cities have received several awards from the famous Energy City Gold Award. Lausanne Montreux Congress has decided to be in line with this strategy, which today serves both the destination and its professional visitors.
In order to announce its sustainability strategy, LMC has selected the Global Destination Sustainability programme, the leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for meetings and events destinations around the world. Our ranking for 2019 is 14th position worldwide.
Our vision is to become a leading global sustainable destination and use the power of events and meetings to further catalyse the sustainable development of our region for the benefit of our visitors, clients and citizens.
Lausanne Montreux Congress promotes the destination and its institutions to the local and international MICE market, and provides leadership and support to accelerate the sustainable growth of the region.
Based on our support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are engaging and working in partnership with our key stakeholders to develop a more sustainable destination and our regions’ capacity for delivering sustainable and innovative events.
Our individual goals
Based on its support of the sustainable development goals, LMC is committed to engage and work in partnership with its key stakeholders to ensure:
- Reduce environmental impact
- Increase positive social impact
- Increase sustainable economic returns
Key Performance Indicators
Of our hotel rooms are ecolabelled
Of our conference centres are easily accessible by public transportation
We encourage the use of public transportation by offering free public transport cards to visitors staying in local hotels.More information
Our Public transports are accessible to persons with disability.
There is direct access by public transport from the national airports of Switzerland to our destination.
Our concrete actions in favour of sustainability
Sustainability workshops led by LMC
In order to engage the local partners and suppliers into a common strategy for sustainability, LMC organizes a serie of workshops in Lausanne Montreux region. The aim is to facilitate, educate and engage a strong network of people to accelerate the sustainability movement for the events industry.
Eco-friendly bags guaranteed Fair Trade
LMC has selected a long-term sustainable supplier with the Township bags. They are re-usable, made of environmentally friendly fabrics and customisable.
LMC proposes to the congress organizers to fund a local charity foundation named Theodora acting for the sickened children in hospitals. The participants to the congresses are free to participate to this charity action.