What makes Lausanne & Montreux a sustainable destination?

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  • Energy City Gold Award
  • Ranked 14th by the GDS Index

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

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. 

Our mission

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.

Our individual goals

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 principles

Based on its support of the sustainable development goals, LMC is committed to engage and work in partnership with its key stakeholders to ensure:

  1. Reduce environmental impact
  2. Increase positive social impact
  3. Increase sustainable economic returns

Key Performance Indicators

Of our conference centres are ecolabelled

Of our hotel rooms are ecolabelled

Of our conference centres are easily accessible by public transportation

Public Transportation

We encourage the use of public transportation by offering free public transport cards to visitors staying in local hotels.

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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.

Charity donation

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.

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