“Venezia Capitale Mondiale della Sostenibilità” embodies Sustainability in the Lagoon area, also through the many events managed by VELA Spa.

This management approach aims at providing an environmental, economic, social and urban model for the sustainable development of the territory.

Venice becomes an open-air laboratory looking to the future; a place of innovation and cultural and technological avant-garde from a sustainable perspective.

Events implemented in the city context and according to Venetian tradition gain worldwide visibility and in this way become a showcase and a real example of how the dynamics of sustainable evolution can be inserted, even in such a complex and unique territory.

As outlined in its “Declaration of Intents and Values”, VELA Spa is committed to continuous improvement.

The companies of the AVM Group, and especially VELA Spa, show a solid commitment to the pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental, through the sustainable management of the events that are regularly held in the Metropolitan City of Venice.

The commitment undertaken by VELA Spa is to bring the organisation of events that are defined during the year into line with the criteria of the ISO 20121:2013 standard, in order to involve the stakeholders and offer an integrated and inclusive process to the whole events management sector that reflects a sound contribution towards achieving the sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030.

This commitment started with the Boat Show Event, certified according to ISO 20121:2013 since the 2019 edition, and the intention is to progressively extend it to as many events as possible.

In this perspective VELA Spa intends to:

  • Respect and embody the fundamental principles of sustainable development;
  • Raise awareness of the participants in the event about environmental, economic and social sustainability;
  • Ensure that the current rules on environment, health and safety at the workplace are respected;
  • Involve stakeholders by informing them of the sustainability principles;
  • Involve the entire supply chain with a view to sustainable growth;
  • Work to reduce consumption of resources and production of waste;
  • Enhance the value of local products;
  • Promote the local economy and employment;
  • Be inclusive, respecting the rights of workers and partners and visitors to the event.



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