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Green Objec­tives

Here is a list of mea­sures already put in place by Car­toon dur­ing Car­toon Forum. 

SER­VICES

Audio­vi­su­al

Our audio­vi­su­al set­tings and equip­ment are the result of a long-term part­ner­ship with Neu­mann & Müller, a team of Eco­vadis cer­ti­fied tech­ni­cians. They install equip­ment that is as sus­tain­able as pos­si­ble, such as LED lights and reusable devices. We also make sure that our tech­ni­cal meet­ings with them are online as much as pos­si­ble to reduce CO2 emis­sions from road traffic.

More infor­ma­tion about our tech­ni­cians’ com­mit­ments

Cater­er

Dur­ing Car­toon Forum, our cater­ing ser­vices are pro­vid­ed by our local cater­er FAL­COU (ISO 20121 cer­ti­fied), who works hand in hand with local pro­duc­ers in Toulouse and the Occ­i­tanie Region, and favors organ­ic and sea­son­al prod­ucts. Togeth­er, we are work­ing on anti-waste ini­tia­tives such as food dona­tion to pre­vent food waste, or the sort­ing and recy­cling of up to five dif­fer­ent types of waste. 

Con­gress Centre

The Con­gress Cen­tre Pierre Baud­is in Toulouse is com­mit­ted to a major CSR (Cor­po­rate social respon­si­bil­i­ty) approach. Being ISO 20121 cer­ti­fied, it pro­vides Car­toon Forum par­tic­i­pants with a soci­etal, envi­ron­men­tal, and social expe­ri­ence. Among these aspects: the increas­ing use of local pur­chas­es, the preser­va­tion of ener­gy and water resources (such as water foun­tains) as well as anti-waste mea­sures (such as sort­ing bins), and the use of social and sol­i­dar­i­ty economies.

More infor­ma­tion about GL Events’ commitments

Com­put­ers

Car­toon uses its own lap­tops both at the office and on events, to ensure com­put­ers are no longer rent­ed to reduce CO2 emis­sions from road traffic. 

Fur­ni­ture

Car­toon pur­chased fur­ni­ture that is reused and installed each year for Car­toon Forum and oth­er events such as Car­toon Movie. In addi­tion, we rely on local fur­ni­ture sup­pli­ers for our social events and for cer­tain areas of the Con­gress Cen­tre. Our goal is to pri­or­i­tize as much as pos­si­ble local and cer­ti­fied sup­pli­ers as well as eco-friend­ly furniture. 

Good­ies
  • Car­toon has cho­sen to offer tote bags that are 100% made in organ­ic cot­ton, OCS100 cer­ti­fied and print­ed in France (More infor­ma­tion).
    Head­phone sets dur­ing the event are only giv­en upon request to lim­it waste. The t‑shirts Car­toon gives to the Toonies are 100% made of organ­ic cot­ton, OCS100 cer­ti­fied and OCS Blend­ed and PETA Approved Veg­an (More infor­ma­tion).
  • Car­toon asks all part­ners to fol­low the green effort, such as:
    -Reduc­tion of good­ies giv­en on site (note­books, pens, paper maps…)
    -For the remain­ing good­ies, an effort is put on sus­tain­abil­i­ty (organ­ic cot­ton tote bags, water bot­tles…)
    The final deci­sion remains the part­ners’ choice.
Hotels

We always pri­or­i­tize hotels close to the venue to encour­age par­tic­i­pants to walk instead of using trans­ports. All the hotels we work with are in some mea­sure engaged with sus­tain­able prac­tices as selec­tive sort­ing of trash, recy­cling, water con­trol sys­tem, selec­tion of local and organ­ic prod­ucts for break­fast, use of led lamps and sen­sors to reduce ener­gy consumption.

More infor­ma­tion about our hotels’ com­mit­ments:
-All Accor
-Hôtel Albert

Trans­ports

Along with the Con­gress Cen­tre, most places for our social events are in the city cen­tre and eas­i­ly acces­si­ble via pub­lic trans­porta­tion (pub­lic shut­tles from the air­port to the Con­gress Cen­tre, or the bus to reach the Farewell din­ner for example). 
For events out­side the city, we rely on bus­es to trans­port all par­tic­i­pants, min­i­miz­ing the envi­ron­men­tal impact. These bus­es are part of the CO2 Objec­tives pro­gramme.
When­ev­er pos­si­ble we give pri­or­i­ty to train trav­el instead of plane. For part of those trav­el­ling by plane, Car­toon con­tributes to projects of cli­mate pro­tec­tion that com­pen­sate the CO2 emissions.

CON­TENT

Catch-up ses­sions

The Catch-up ses­sions are 100% online on our dig­i­tal plat­form. They allow most­ly non-Euro­pean buy­ers who can­not attend the event due to trav­el ban or restric­tions to par­tic­i­pate online and there­fore to con­tribute to low­er CO2 emissions. 

Guide­book

Since 2012 Car­toon is no longer print­ing the Car­toon Forum guide­book. Instead, it is sent dig­i­tal­ly 10 days before the event to the par­tic­i­pants in order to get pre­pared. This results in the reduc­tion of our car­bon footprint. 

Projects

Car­toon Forum’s Selec­tion Com­mit­tee always pays par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to projects pro­mot­ing sus­tain­abil­i­ty, inclu­sion, and diversity. 

DOC­U­MEN­TA­TION

Paper
  • We use as less paper as pos­si­ble dur­ing Car­toon Forum. We no longer print the atten­dance lists that we used to give to the chair­per­son and the pro­duc­er at the begin­ning of the pitch­ing ses­sions: instead, we send it auto­mat­i­cal­ly to them by email. We no longer print Good-night” let­ters. We removed pigeon­holes in the lob­by that were encour­ag­ing the use of fly­ers and brochures. Final­ly, the num­ber of mag­a­zines ordered for dis­tri­b­u­tion has sig­nif­i­cant­ly decreased over the years to reach a num­ber as accu­rate as pos­si­ble: the goal being to avoid exces­sive print­ing and paper waste. We offer the pos­si­bil­i­ty to our media part­ners to send us a QR code for the par­tic­i­pants to get access to the online ver­sion of the mag­a­zines. For those who want a print­ed ver­sion, they can pick it up on the rack at the Wel­come Desk (lim­it­ed stock).
  • In an anti-waste effort, we reduced the num­ber of mag­a­zines and good­ies being delivered.
  • Print­ers: The print­ers at the entrance to each room have been removed to fur­ther reduce paper waste. We only have one print­er at the Inter­net Café, if one page needs to be urgent­ly print­ed (not mul­ti­ple pages or a book­let). We ask of the par­tic­i­pants to be pre­pared to send all doc­u­ments digitally.
Sig­nage
  • The com­pa­ny Pic­to pro­vides us with all prints relat­ed to sig­nage. Pic­to uses eco-friend­ly mate­ri­als (TEX Green). We make sure to use the same ban­ners every year to avoid waste. In addi­tion, most of the ban­ners we use dur­ing the event are then retrieved by our part­ners for reuse. Oth­er­wise, Pic­to recy­cles the ban­ners and trans­forms them into bags or pack­ag­ing, thus ensur­ing that they have a sec­ond life.
    More infor­ma­tion about Picto’s commitments
  • Reuse of roll-ups and ban­ners: Car­toon stores the struc­tures of roll-ups made for sin­gle-use events, which are always reused when new roll-ups are made. A few of our reusable roll-ups have been used at Car­toon Forum for more than ten years.

OFFICE MAN­AGE­MENT

Con­tracts

All con­tracts that we send to our part­ners (and vice ver­sa) are signed digitally.

Drop­box

Drop­box is an online stor­age and shar­ing ser­vice that we use with­in the team to keep all doc­u­ments relat­ed to Car­toon Forum and avoid print­ing them. 

Video con­fer­ences

Most of our meet­ings with our part­ners are held by video con­fer­ence. This sys­tem allows us to reduce CO2 emis­sions by trav­el­ling less, and at the same time we have more inten­sive and reg­u­lar exchanges with our part­ners — thus strength­en­ing communication.