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PIEL UK tries to deliver the most ethical and sustainable conference we can. Below is our Ethics and Sustainability Policy. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or suggestions on our Policy.

Ethics and Sustainability policy

1. General Principles


• To integrate ethical and sustainable thinking into all activities concerned in the planning and staging of the PIEL conference event, consistent with the values embodied in the PIEL constitution.

• To stage a conference event which achieves the best possible results in terms of contributing to a sustainable environment, ethics and diversity (SEED).

• To make SEED an inclusive, ongoing process, to which all committee members are integral. The policy is open to development by all members and by its implementation we aim to increase awareness of SEED issues.

• An interactive and non-judgemental process where team members and conference attendees alike can build upon and improve existing policy and outcomes, with a goal of mutual encouragement.

• A transparent process, both within the PIEL Committee and outside it. The SEED Policy will be made publically available on the PIEL UK website.


• Time – we only have a few months to draft and implement the policy

• Resources and existing supply chain – not having discretion over choice of supplier or access to proper facilities due to e.g.’

• Information – it’s not always clear which options are ‘better’

• Conflict/tradeoffs – sometimes the best environmental option may present ethical challenges, or vice-versa.

Delivering the strategy

• The SEED strategy has been developed and is overseen by Tom and Kim, in accordance with the action plan.

• Every member of the team is responsible for considering SEED issues during planning meetings, when carrying out their respective tasks and at the conference, in accordance with the action plan.

• Conference delegates and attendees will be encouraged to observe SEED issues and feed back into the interactive process.