Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre recognises the importance of sustainability of our environment and supporting our community. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and making a positive contribution to our local community.
In May 2008, PCEC was proud to receive EarthCheck (formerly Green Globe) Benchmarking in recognition of the Centre’s commitment to the environment.
EarthCheck is recognised as the world’s largest environmental benchmarking, certification and management solution designed specifically for sustainable travel and tourism businesses to validate their carbon claims and guide their sustainability initiatives. PCEC surpassed expectation in many of the selection criteria and is working on continual improvement in all areas of environmental conservation at the Centre.
“We are very happy to receive the EarthCheck endorsement; our venue’s impact on the environment is something that we must all be aware of, both as an organisation and individuals. We support the idea that every contribution to the wellbeing of the environment is valuable – no matter what size. It is all about our ongoing commitment to minimise impact and positive change.” – Nigel Keen, General Manager.
EarthCheck is now trusted by more than 1,000 organisations in over 60 countries and provides a means to independently calculate Scopes One, Two and Three emissions and improve operational efficiencies. Importantly, EarthCheck reports are verified by an international network of independent auditors.
EarthCheck has a set of stringent benchmarks which organisations are measured prior to receiving accreditation. The accreditation looks at a range of areas including sustainability policies, water and energy consumption, recycling and chemical usage.
Since opening in 2004, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre has been the official ‘Home of Telethon’ providing over $200,000 of complimentary venue hire, each year, in support of this remarkable event.
Telethon is a registered children’s charitable trust dedicated to raising funds to improve the lives of children throughout Western Australia. Starting in 1968, Telethon has raised over $96 million to provide much needed assistance to charities, children’s hospitals and medical research facilities in Western Australia.
The Telethon Weekend is a live 25-hour television appeal. Each year Telethon is broadcast throughout Western Australia from the Centre’s Riverside Theatre. Across the Telethon weekend, the Centre also hosts the Kids’ Carnival in our Exhibition Pavilions and the Lexus of Perth Ball, held in association with Telethon, is held in our BelleVue Ballroom.