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Sustainable and innovative. By conviction.

The IFAT Munich exhibitors showcase visionary technologies and intelligent solutions for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. Their innovations make a decisive contribution to a sustainable circular economy.

Role model function

Our role as the world‘s leading trade fair entails accepting responsibility. That is why we want to express the principle of sustainability in our actions. We want to set a good example and make IFAT Munich more sustainable in an ongoing process, from the selection of materials, the compensation of unavoidable CO₂ emissions and the handling of waste to the motivation of our exhibitors and visitors. Let’s join forces to make IFAT Munich even more sustainable.

Our future actions are founded on sustainability. It's not just a plan, it’s our attitude. And shall be the basis for our decisions and actions.

Eisenmann, Philipp
  • Projektleiter
  • IFAT Munich

Contribution of Messe München

  • 2,500 trees on the exhibition grounds as compensation for CO₂ emissions
  • 71,000 m² of green hall roofs
  • One of the world's largest photovoltaic roof systems to produce environmentally friendly electricity
  • 220,000 m² of green area
  • Trade fair center heated with geothermal energy
  • Energy supply with 100 % green electricity
  • Exhibition lake is fed with rainwater and groundwater
  • Exhibition grounds possess very good access to public transport
  • 110 parking spaces with charging poles for electric cars

Acting sustainably. The measures taken by IFAT Munich.

As the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, we not only want to set an example, but point the way.

Our priorities:

Climate-friendly stand construction

  • We make more out of less! We conserve resources thanks to not using aisle carpets.
  • We produce our forums as well as the Spotlight Area Start-up and Circular Economy Mineral Resources from sustainable, resource-saving materials.
  • Organise your CO₂-neutral trade fair booth directly from our partner meplan. You can either offset the complete CO₂ emissions of your selected ECO-system booth or make it even more sustainable with the "WOODï" system. "WOODï" cuts back on resources and offers you maximum flexibility when planning your booth.

Climate-optimized trade fair management

Where CO₂ emissions cannot be avoided, we offset our carbon footprint by supporting carbon offset projects in cooperation with our partner myclimate.

One example on how we reduce our CO₂ emissions is the elimination of aisle carpets. This saves around 484t of CO₂, which is equivalent to 1,000 economy flights from Munich to Mallorca.

Eco-friendly infrastructure

  • The easy access to public transport allows you to get to IFAT Munich in an environmentally friendly way.
  • You can refuel your electric car at almost 110 charging stations on the exhibition grounds.
  • Sustainable waste management: we dispose of waste resulting from construction and dismantling as commercial waste for recycling—recyclable materials can thus be returned to the economic cycle.

Sustainable advertising materials

  • We reduce our print circulations and are constantly optimizing our digital advertising media.
  • For our printed advertising materials, we only use FSC-certified recycled paper.
  • We print our materials in a climate-neutral way.
  • We deliberately cooperate with printing companies that commit to the principle of sustainability.

Valuable partnerships

Let’s act sustainably—and in concert!

How to make your IFAT Munich visit even more environmentally friendly.

Sustainability is a mission that we can only implement together. We help you make your IFAT Munich visit as environmentally friendly as possible. Our offers can improve your personal ecological balance sheet decisively. Because it‘s only a small step for each individual. But together we are always one step ahead.

  • Offset the carbon footprint of your travel to and from IFAT Munich with our GoGreen visitor ticket .
  • Choose environmentally friendly means of transport for your journey or form carpools.
  • Take only sustainable or environmentally friendly giveaways from the show, if available.

How to make your IFAT Munich presentation even more environmentally friendly.

Help us make IFAT Munich environmentally friendly and set an example with your trade fair presentation. Give the IFAT Munich visitors the opportunity to receive eco-friendly information material and giveaways. Support the potential of your innovation by using resources responsibly during your trade fair presentation.


  • Sustainable stand construction makes a valuable contribution to the environmentally friendly use of resources—for example with the stand model "WOODï” from our partner meplan.
  • Restrict your equipment material such as carpets as far as possible.
  • Offer your visitors regional or fair-trade products.
  • Prevent waste and use sustainable giveaways.
  • Rely on digital information materials.
  • Please remember: avoidance goes before compensation: “Do your best and compensate the rest!”
  • Have the emissions value of your trade fair presentation analyzed with our GoGreen CO₂ Audit .
  • Offset your trade fair presentation with a high-quality myclimate climate protection project and make an additional contribution to global development assistance.