Together for a sustainable trade fair presence and a green future!

Trade shows are the platforms of the future. During the trade show days, experts from all over the world gather to offer their future technologies, discuss approaches to solutions and enter into new collaborations. Events of this magnitude have enormous value for the economy. At the same time, we must be aware: Greenhouse gas emissions are released at every event. Together with partners, we have set out to develop measures for a more sustainable trade show industry and to fulfill our social responsibility. After all, sustainability and climate protection must be actively lived - this also includes a sustainable trade show presence.

Consciously avoiding emissions

If you use your time on site selectively and intensively for business contacts and personal meetings, you save on individual travel to customers, partners, and service providers. In addition, you will have other opportunities to avoid emissions, save raw materials, and protect the environment during your trade fair appearance at IFAT Munich 2024.

Act sustainably on site

  • Sustainable stand construction: Discuss sustainable stand construction options with your stand builder. With woodï, our partner meplan offers you a stand concept that is aesthetic, flexible and individual. Thanks to its modularity and clever circularity, woodï makes your trade fair presentation easier and more sustainable than ever before. woodï creates measurable added value and also helps you fulfil your ESG obligations.
  • Decide whether you really need giveaways. If so, choose options that are produced under sustainable and fair conditions and that your customers can use for as long as possible.
  • Use the GoGreen visitor vouchers to invite your customers to the trade fair and support high-quality climate protection projects.
  • Don´t print your ticket. It is sufficient if you scan the ticket on your cell phone at the entrance. There you will receive a badge. This way you save paper. Also inform your customers about this when you invite them to the trade fair.
  • Climate-conscious catering: Reduce meat dishes and focus on regional and seasonal ingredients. Also talk to your caterer about how to reduce food waste.

Environmentally friendly infrastructure

  • Did you know that your IFAT Munich exhibitor badge includes free use of public transportation? Choose this environmentally friendly option for your journey to the exhibition grounds.
  • Form car pools if you are traveling by car.
  • Climate-friendly travel: The IFAT Munich Bahn-Special event ticket allows you to travel with low emissions. Use this seamless connection between the trade fair center and Munich's public transport system. This not only protects the environment, but also your wallet.
  • Green refueling on site: 110 stations are available on the exhibition grounds for charging your electric vehicle.

Appreciate and conserve paper

  • Check whether the number of printed advertising materials can be reduced and focus more on digitalization.
  • Good printing: Make sure you work with print shops that are committed to the principle of sustainability and use FSC-certified environmental paper.

Guide to waste prevention

Waste is generated before, during and after the trade fair. In order to minimize the amount of waste generated, certain aspects should be taken into account in the early planning phase. This guide is intended to help you identify and implement ways to reduce waste through careful preparation and design.

To the waste prevention guide

GoGreen CO₂ Audit—Create a CO₂ footprint for your trade show appearance.

Take the first step and have the GoGreen Audit create a CO₂ footprint of your trade fair appearance at IFAT Munich and find out which measures you can take to reduce or avoid emissions. You also have the opportunity to make a contribution to climate protection for any emissions generated - quickly, easily and efficiently by supporting certified carbon offset projects run by our partner myclimate. The renowned organization promotes measurable climate protection and sustainable development worldwide with projects of the highest quality.

Show how well business and climate protection go together and motivate your customers and business partners to follow your example. Let's walk the path to a greener future together.

The determination of the accrued emissions of your event appearance via the CO2 audit costs 249 €.

In order to ensure a fast and efficient filling of the questionnaire, we recommend that you have all relevant data of your event presence ready for the above mentioned categories. Further information on data collection and accompanying explanations can be found in the GoGreen CO2 Audit Guideline.

Go directly to the audit

How you support climate protection with GoGreen Audit

Benefits of GoGreen Audit at a glance

Strong contribution to a sustainable development

In addition to reducing CO₂ emissions, myclimate projects promote local and regional sustainability efforts. At the same time, they contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fast and safe implementation

Thanks to our renowned partner myclimate, we can ensure that your commitment to climate protection is handled reliably and efficiently.

Increased visibility during IFAT Munich

When participating in the GoGreen CO₂ Audit, you will benefit from exclusive marketing measures for the climate-neutral exhibitors at IFAT Munich 2024. Also, your booth will be awarded the official GoGreen exhibitor certificate.

Transparent, credible commitment to climate protection

You will receive the myclimate label as soon as you support myclimate climate protection projects for the emissions generated. You can use the integrated tracking number to see which project your climate protection contribution is going to at any time – for more confidence in your commitment to climate neutrality.

These projects will be supported

The climate protection contribution is invested in high-quality myclimate climate protection projects that meet the highest standards (Gold Standard, Plan Vivo) and, in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, demonstrably make a positive contribution to sustainable development locally and regionally.

The primary objective of the program is to disseminate water purification systems to low-income households and institutions such as schools, starting in Uganda. Carbon finance is used to give households access to the clean water technologies thereby improving the livelihoods and health conditions of thousands of people and at the same time reducing CO₂ emissions by reducing the consumption of non-renewable firewood and charcoal.

Situation without project:
Water purification by boiling with non-renewable wood and charcoal

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
61.399 t

Your support contributes to the following 8 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG1 No poverty
Over 130 tons of firewood can be saved by a school on average per water filtration system.

SDG 3 Good Health
More than 210,000 pupils benefit from the installed systems.

SDG 4 Quality Education
Thanks to clean drinking water, pupils are ill less often and can attend school more regularly.

SDG 6 Clean water and sanitary facilities
One school can treat 457,000 litres of drinking water per year.

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
354 water filter tanks and water treatment filters have been installed so far.

SDG 13 Climate Actions
50,000 tonnes of CO₂ are saved per year.

SDG 15 - Life on land
1,266 hectares of forest saved from deforestation.

SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals
Development, transfer and distribution of environmentally friendly water treatment technology.

Traditionally the rural communities of the Siaya region of western Kenya have cooked on open fires, which require huge amounts of firewood. Thanks to community savings and loaning (CSL) groups, however, women can now afford more efficient stoves. This reduces the demand for firewood and thus protects the local forests, which leads to reduced CO₂ emissions. Furthermore the CSL groups lead to a financial and social empowerment of women.

Situation without project:
Use of non-renewable biomass fuels for cooking

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
144,910 t

Your support contributes to the following 9 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG1 No poverty
A household saves 72 euros and 262 hours due to reduced fuel consumption.

SDG 3 Good Health and well-being
Women and children from 79,296 households benefit from better air quality.

SDG 4 Quality Education
70,000 people have been reached with awareness creation on climate change, clean cooking and community saving & loaning.

SDG 5 Gender equality
30% of the jobs created by the project are held by women and the project reduces time spent by women and girls collecting firewood.

SDG 7 Affordablen and clean energy
428,198 persons benefit from efficient and cleaner cooking with 79,296 efficient stoves constructed.

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth
224 people benefit from permanent employment.

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
The clean and energy efficient cookstoves are produced locally with local material.

SDG 13 Climate Actions
Each stoves saves around 2.0 t CO₂ per year.

SDG 15 Life on Land
3'802 tons of wood have been saved since project start.

The overall objective of this climate protection programme is the installation of domestic biodigesters as a clean, sustainable energy source throughout India. The biogas generated from cow dung replaces fuels that are currently used for domestic energy needs such as firewood or kerosene.

Situation without project:
Using firewood and kerosene for cooking

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
54.217 t

Your support contributes to the following 10 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG1 No poverty
The use of slurry (organic fertiliser produced by the farmers themselves) helps to prevent small farmers from becoming dependent on chemical fertilisers, thus improving their families’ financial situation.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
To date, the biogas systems have produced 204,904 tonnes of organic fertiliser and thus reduced 4,952 tonnes of chemical fertiliser, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture.

SDG 3 Good Health an well-being
43,730 persons have benefited from better air quality since the start of the project.

SDG 4 Quality Education
Because the time-consuming collection of firewood is no longer necessary, children have more time to go to school and do homework. This gives each family almost 3.5 hours of additional time per day.

SDG 7 Affortable and clean energy
6,890 biogas digesters have been installed since the start of the project.

SDG 8 Decent work an economic growth
87 permanent jobs have been created for the local population and more than 7,600 people have been trained in the use of biogas plants.

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
The recycling of organic waste contributes to sustainable waste management.

SDG 13 Climate Actions
Each biogas biodigester avoids 7.1 t CO₂ and reduced wood consumption by 5.7 t per year.

SDG 15 Life on land
To date, the programme has reduced wood consumption by 218,388 tons and has thus saved 2,991 hectares of forest from deforestation.

myclimate – our partners

The international initiative with roots in Switzerland is one of the world’s leading partners for effective climate protection. With projects of the highest quality, myclimate promotes measurable climate protection and sustainable development worldwide. Their projects reduce emissions by replacing fossil energy sources with renewable energies, putting in place local reforestation measures with small farmers and implementing energy-efficient technologies. Their experienced consultants help companies in the field of CO₂ and resource management to identify and develop potential. So far, in the more than 140 myclimate climate protection projects, 13.46 million CO₂ have been saved, 18 million trees have been planted and 20,000 jobs have been created.

Further information

  • myclimate label: With the new myclimate label >>Engaged for Impact<< you can actively pursue climate protection and communicate your commitment credibly and transparently. With the help of the tracking number integrated in the label, you can see at any time at in which myclimate carbon offset project the greenhouse gas emissions are offset. This provides maximum transparency and strengthens trust in the commitment.
    More information on the new label.
  • Climate Protection Contribution: Your contribution to climate protection takes place in the high-quality myclimate climate protection projects, which meet the highest standards (Gold Standard) and, in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, demonstrably make a positive contribution to sustainable development locally and regionally. In this way, myclimate climate protection projects contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Costs incurred: You will also be charged EUR 249.00 plus 19 % VAT for the calculation of the emission value or the verification of the offsetting certificate, including labeling, as part of the final invoice for IFAT Munich 2024. For making an additional climate protection contribution, you will receive a separate offer from myclimate.


Harald Rettich
  • Sustainability expert myclimate
Sophie Orthuber
  • ESG Manager

Our position

We live sustainability for ourselves and our customers and actively promote it at our events.