Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has cemented itself as a leader in the sustainability space over the years through initiatives that include: its involvement in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project, appointing a full-time sustainability manager and championing local produce. Prioritising sustainability, the organisation is committed to championing innovative ideas to provide better outcomes for the community, customers and its environmental footprint. 

Building on its sustainability credentials, MCEC is proud to have again achieved gold status through EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.

MCEC has been EarthCheck certified since 2009 and has proudly achieved gold status since 2016. By continuing to work with EarthCheck, MCEC joins other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.

As part of the organisation’s commitment to minimising food waste and creating positive community impact, MCEC has also announced the confirmation of an official partnership agreement with Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest.

While MCEC has actively supported OzHarvest since 2014 through food donations and workplace giving, this new partnership agreement will see the organisation donate more than $100k in kind through resource and service provision.

OzHarvest will occupy a dedicated space in the MCEC kitchens to run its popular ‘Cooking For A Cause’ program (CFAC). The program invites corporate groups and organisations to participate in a zero-waste cooking masterclass with OzHarvest chefs, creating and packaging nutritious meals for distribution within vulnerable communities. MCEC will also continue to support OzHarvest through food donations, fundraising and advocacy.

Learn more about MCEC’s sustainability initiatives here: https://mcec.com.au/about-us/sustainability