Since 1954, MCH has been hosting unique experiences, allowing people to meet responsibly and safely. We are passionate about face-to-face meetings, and every year a total of one million people get together in our various locations. Clearly, all this activity will have some environmental impact.
Therefore, we are working purposefully – with our heads, hearts, attitudes and actions – to meet tomorrow’s needs and become the hosts of the future. This means that our efforts must be responsible and sustainable – environmentally, socially and economically.
We have been focusing on this for many years, and we will continue to do so. Read on to find out more.
At MCH A/S, we take responsibility for our resource consumption. We have entered into a climate partnership with Norlys Energy Trading, and as a result our electricity supplies are carbon-neutral. We use green electricity from wind farms, supporting the green transition.
But that’s not all. We have also introduced a number of energy-saving measures to reduce our consumption and carbon footprint. We measure and monitor our energy consumption, and a centrally controlled BMS (Building Management System) is used to manage our facilities to minimise idle power consumption. Plus we are currently replacing all of our internal and external lighting with energy-saving LED lights.
FOOD AND DRINK
MCH is certified by REFOOD, putting us among “the businesses and organisations in the food and hospitality sector actively working to minimise food waste and support recycling.”
We use recyclable plastics and biodegradable packaging and paper for all of our catering. We sort, register and monitor our kitchen waste, and thanks to our partnership with Daka ReFood we ensure that our organic waste is converted and reused as biogas.
We prioritise locally produced, organic and seasonal produce, we have a focus on plant-based food, and when we do purchase meat we prioritise animal welfare.
Any unused food is donated to aid organisations, humanitarian associations and local residences.
PRODUCTION AND OPERATION
At MCH, the circular economy is part of our way of thinking. We are consciously striving to reduce our materials consumption and increase how much we reuse. We reuse everything that it makes sense to reuse, either internally or externally. Many of the materials that we cannot reuse ourselves are purchased and reused by external partners.
Our other waste is sorted into up to 13 fractions and managed by our environmental partners Marius Pedersen A/S. Waste is sorted at all of our locations, including everything from the construction and dismantling of expos to our day-to-day operations and production.
We increasingly prioritise digital publications, and we use FSC-certified paper from responsibly managed forests for our physical printed materials.
To reduce our carbon footprint, we exclusively use electric forklift trucks in our operations and production.
MCH AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
In collaboration with the consultancy firm Rambøll, we receive running environmental accounts of our impact on our surroundings. These show that in 2019 MCH injected DKK 2.1 million into local clubs, associations and institutions, in return for which they provided volunteers.
The 2019 calculations also show that MCH generated DKK 503 million in revenue for the local area, while our group’s many activities created 555 jobs at MCH and nearby. In addition, a large number of students are employed on a freelance basis, and in this way MCH contributes to the educational environment with work experience, which in many cases ends up in permanent employment.
MCH has also enjoyed a long and close collaboration with Herning municipality and Jobcenter Herning in connection with keeping employees in the job market. We provide work experience for vulnerable adults and safeguard older MCH employees’ involvement in the job market by offering freelance positions after early or scheduled retirement.
THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT AT MCH
At MCH, we put our heart into everything we do. This is reflected in our policy on human rights: no employee, guest or partner should be exposed to any behaviour that infringes on their human rights, including discrimination on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity or political persuasion.
The working environment, working conditions and employee satisfaction are very important to us at MCH. All employees are employed on the basis of agreements that safeguard good working conditions and terms of employment. The professional groups in the workplace