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Here is a list of measures already put in place by CARTOON during CartoonNext.



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.

More information about our technicians’ commitments


Our local caterer HELEN is committed to numerous ecological initiatives. Certified ISO 20121, HELEN undertakes many eco-responsible actions such as selective sorting during receptions and recyclable materials use. They also fight food waste by distributing leftovers to associations in need.

In 2024, CARTOON launches a new initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the event. The lunch on Thursday will be 100% vegetarian.

Con­gress Center

Eco-responsibility is a priority for the World Trade Center. In addition to undertaking the ISO 20121 certification, the WTC implements various measures, such as waste sorting and regulating energy use.


The t-shirts given to the Toonies are ordered through Etabeta, which has been a member of SEDEX since 2015, underscoring our commitment to respecting human rights and promoting fair trade. As part of this initiative, Etabeta carefully selects suppliers known for their ethical practices. The t-shirts we offer are produced and imported by B&C, a leading player in the EU market based in Belgium.

CARTOON asks all partners to follow the green effort, such as:
- Reduction of goodies given on site (notebooks, tote bags, pens, paper maps…)
- For the remaining goodies, an effort is put on sustainability (water bottles…)

The final decision remains the partners’ choice.


We selected hotels that are rather close to the World Trade Center to facilitate the use of public transports. All the hotels we work with are in some measure engaged with sustainable practices such 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.

The Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port has received the Green Key certificate, that is given to accommodations and restaurants committed to a voluntary, efficient and dynamic environmental approach. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits.

More info about our hotels’ commitments:

Social Events

Le République, a solidarity restaurant run by the association La Petite Lili, is the venue for the Welcome Dinner. As part of its commitments, the restaurant donates leftover food to local humanitarian organizations, offers many job opportunities, and put in place a solidarity system where clients' bills contribute to the payment and preparation of meals for beneficiaries who cannot afford restaurants.


The World Trade Center is easily accessible by public transport. When needed (for airport transfer for example), CARTOON employs a car service mostly composed of electric Tesla vehicles.

For the participants travelling to Marseille for the event, whenever possible we give priority to train instead of plane. For part of those travelling by plane, CARTOON contributes to projects of climate protection that compensate the CO2 emissions.


Mobile App

CARTOON's mobile app provides all the important information about our events. Travel vouchers and feedback forms can only be found in the app, reducing the amount of paper printed and emails sent.


The Selection Committee for CartoonNext always pays particular attention to projects promoting sustainability, inclusion, and diversity.



We have no longer a printed agenda for CartoonNext, as it has been replaced by the mobile app.


Classic signage – Classic signage such as directions or signs are reused every year to avoid printing waste.

Roll ups – The metallic structure of the roll ups has been reused for a few years and only the banner is being replaced each edition.



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.


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


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

Video con­fer­ences

Most of our meetings with our partners, board members, and selection committees 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 them - thus strengthening communication.