The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (the Centre) is an international convention and exhibition facility that provides meeting and exhibition space together with catering, technical production and design, security, cleaning, waste management and technology services to the event industry.
The Centre is determined to continue making sustainability a core part of the way business is conducted to achieve this - the Centre accepts and embraces its social responsibility as a corporate member of the Sydney community.
The Centre practises responsible environmental management by conservation of resources, prevention of pollution, compliance with relevant legislation and by continually leading by example in adopting the best environmental practices.
Our commitment is demonstrated by:
• Implementing and maintaining an Environmental Management System that addresses the specifications of the International Standard 14001
• Ongoing compliance with relevant legislation, Codes of Practice, the requirements of the Earthcheck benchmark certification program and the Sustainability Advantage Program
• Proactively reducing the environmental impact of the various activities held at the Centre, with an emphasis on the reduction of water, carbon-based energy and waste
• Setting measureable environmental objectives and targets
• Assessing the effectiveness of our environmental performance by conducting audits of our system and objectives and establishing benchmarks for continuous improvement. Creating awareness programs for our suppliers, organisers and exhibitors to identify, quantify and mitigate the environmental impact of their activities
• Communicating openly our policy and objectives to our employees, contractors, organisers, exhibitors, suppliers and the public, in order to enhance their awareness of our ongoing commitment to responsible environmental management
• Providing appropriate training and resources to our employees to fulfil our environmental objectives and obligations
• Leading our industry in challenging and improving the process of resource recovery.
• Encouraging and promoting the adoption of ‘Green Event’ initiatives at the Centre
• Creating social engagement opportunities that provide benefit to our industry and our community as a whole.
The Centre recognises the pivotal role it plays as an environmental leader and social ambassador within its industry and local community.
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Capturing the world-famous spirit and vitality of Sydney, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (the Centre) is a purpose-built venue that is located on the waterfront in Darling Harbour, and hosts a spectrum of conferences, international congresses, exhibitions, gala events, product launches and small meetings.
As part of our vision to be the most sought-after centre for business and leisure events, we provide a complex array of food and beverage services that include à la carte, banqueting and buffet, bar and exhibition café services. The Centre provides its visitors and clients with extensive menu choices that address various dietary requirements and service options. Whilst providing these services, the Centre is committed to delivering the highest standard of food safety.
The Centre’s commitment is demonstrated by:
• The implementation of a food safety management system which is based on the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) structure.
• Having the Centre’s food safety management system externally certified to ISO 22000:2005 standards.
•The ongoing compliance with local, state, national and international legislation and standards.
• Having the Centre’s Food Safety Policy endorsed by the Executive Committee.
• Ensuring that the Food Safety Policy is maintained, implemented and communicated at all levels of the organisation.
•The setting of Food Safety Performance targets in the Centre’s Health, Safety, Environment and Food Strategy, and the half yearly review of these by the Executive Committee.
The Centre’s food safety management system is aimed primarily at achieving customer satisfaction by preventing nonconformity at all stages of production, from receiving raw materials to service to customers.
The system identifies where potential hazards may occur in our food chain evaluates them to minimise the risk of them initially occurring, monitors them and details preventative action plans.In accordance with the Centre’s commitment to continued improvement, the Executive Committee and Food Safety Committee shall review this policy annually.
The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (the Centre) actively promotes and strives to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and other persons at the Centre.
The Centre is committed to:
• Complying with all relevant legislation, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards
• Undertaking effective risk management to eliminate or minimise risks to workers and other persons within the Centre
• Working together to maintain safe work systems, equipment and premises to minimise the risk of injury, illness, incidents and near miss occurrences
• Implementing and maintaining a management system in accordance with Australian and international standards, to ensure that work health and safety is integrated into all facets of the Centre’s operations and business activities
• Managing the cycle of continual improvement through regularly reviewing processes, and setting measurable health and safety objectives and targets aimed at striving for best practice
• Regularly monitoring and measuring health and safety performance including conducting audit programs and reporting on performance indicators
• Driving management ownership, accountability and commitment in health and safety
• Providing information, training and supervision for all employees, enabling them to work in a safe and healthy manner and fulfil our health and safety objectives and obligations
• Communicating and consulting openly with workers, other persons conducting a business or undertaking and stakeholders in a genuine and effective manner regarding health and safety issues at the Centre
• Assisting any persons conducting a business or undertaking within the Centre to achieve a healthier and safer working environment
• Encouraging partnerships with suppliers and contractors with the same work health and safety standards and values
• Inspiring our industry and the community as a whole by having vision, being proactive and taking ownership in work health and safety.
Managers and supervisors have a duty to provide and maintain, as far as reasonably practicable, a Centre that is safe and without risk to health or wellbeing. All workers are required to comply with the Centre’s health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines, conduct work in a safe manner and not place themselves or others at risk.
Officers of the Centre must exercise due diligence to ensure the business complies with its health and safety duties.
In accordance with our commitment to continued improvement, the Executive Committee and Health and Safety Committee shall
review this policy annually.
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