Sustainability at SB'22

We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of Sustainable Brands conferences by enlisting our community in the sustainable production of our events and improving our host communities’ sustainability initiatives and performance.

As part of the SB Brands for Good initiative, we have developed a series of Nine Sustainable Behaviors that consumers and brands can take together to create positive change. Here is how we aspire to bring each of those behaviors into SB’22.

Address Climate Crisis

EAT MORE PLANTS

Moderate meat consumption and eat mostly plant-based foods.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

Through partnerships we are prioritizing plant-based, organic, and locally-sourced menu items.

BE ENERGY SMART

Conserve energy and use renewable energy sources where possible.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

SB'22 will be 100% carbon neutral for event operations and attendee travel.
Partnership with South Pole

THINK DURABLE

Purchase durable, reusable products and use fewer disposable ones.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

Every supplier agreement at SB'22 is made with consideration for reducing and eliminating single-use plastic brought on-site.

Preserve Resources For Life

REDUCE WATER & FOOD WASTE

Use only what you need and find ways to reduce water and food waste.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

Event menus and meals take significant planning. Our goals include being 100% water neutral and reducing food waste going to landfill by utilizing food bank donation and composting partners.
Partnership with BEF

GO CIRCULAR

Choose products made with recycled content and recycle, rent, share and buy used over new products.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

SB'22 prioritizes recycled, reused, recyclable, and reusable materials for all on-site signage, exhibits, and attendee materials.

CHOOSE NATURE-FRIENDLY

Buy products with clean ingredients and products that protect habitats and biodiversity.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

Our logistics and procurement for SB'22 prioritize organic ingredients and fair trade products.

Foster Resilient Societies

SUPPORT WOMEN & GIRLS

Support causes and products that support women and girls, that includes purchasing from women-owned businesses.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

Inclusivity is top of mind in the SB'22 program creation and event production. We strive to create representation and opportunities on stage and on-site for women and girls.

EXPAND EQUITY & OPPORTUNITY

Support brands offering inclusive and equitable products, policies and practices.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

SB'22 highlights emerging leaders and NGOs/NPOs. Our conference fees offer packages and pricing to promote inclusivity and to make event programming available digitally to a wide audience.
Partnership with RePurpose

SHOW UP

Actively participate in organizations, buy from companies that support sustainable living, and vote.

SB'22 COMMITMENT

Partnerships are an ongoing effort, and we look to involve the local community. Sustainable Brands is partnering with local communities and organizations to enhance our positive impact.

Sustainability Partners

Official Water Restoration Partner

Water use balanced with Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s (BEF) Water Restoration Certificates® (WRCs). BEF provided WRCs for Sustainable Brands’ 2022 Conference. These certificates balance the estimated water impacts from the Omni La Costa resort for four days. WRCs will be sourced from 15-Mile Reach Project.

Plastic Action Partner

RePurpose will remove 100 pieces of nature bound plastic for each SB’22 attendee through Project Saaf Samudra. Along the sprawling coastlines of Goa, India, teeming with tourists all-year-round, discarded plastic food packaging more often than not ends up polluting the ocean and our impact project is a concentrated effort to curb ocean-bound plastic pollution and empower marginalized waste workers in the region. The project ensures that soft plastics which are rarely collected and have very low economic value are intercepted and recovered before it reaches the oceans.

Renewable Energy and Carbon Offset Partner

Carbon emissions from the event, including attendee travel and venue operations at Omni La Costa, will be offset by South Pole Group.

At Sustainable Brands, we are committed to modeling the best behaviors and practices we share with our community.  Check back with this page as we add details that further underscore that commitment at SB’22

If you have any feedback or innovative ideas to make SB’22 San Diego more sustainable, please reach out to [email protected].