The O2 in London has launched a new initiative to promote its work in relation to sustainability, accessibility, charity and community.
The Good Vibes All Round scheme follows a surge in interest in how The O2 is already making a difference in each of these areas, as well as opportunities to become involved in helping develop the programmes.
It also encourages a shift of focus and behavioural change in relation to sustainability goals and celebrates the existing achievements made by The O2 and by AEG globally through its AEG 1EARTH programme. It also provides a platform for sharing The O2’s future actions aimed at reducing environmental impact and its contribution to the local community and society.
Steve Sayer, VP and general manager of The O2, said, “We’re proud that the business and our staff have recognised the importance of CSR and sustainability, and with the launch of Good Vibes All Round we are able to share the good work we’ve been doing for some time now and for it to be a catalyst for further action. We look forward to our fans and visitors joining us as we look to make a greater difference to the world we live in, and the community we’re a part of.”
In the last 12 months the venue has worked closely with event organisers including ATP and The BRIT Awards, and partners O2 and Sky, to reduce the environmental impact of events, including removing a wide range of single use plastics from the venue.
In 2013, The O2 was the first arena to be awarded Attitude is Everything’s Accessibility Gold Standard, a Charter of Best Practice across the UK for Deaf and disabled people's access to live music.
It also supports four chosen charities - Nordoff Robbins, The BRIT School, MQ: Transforming Mental Health and the Music Venue Trust, and raised more than £45,000 for its charity partners last year.
Click here to view the 2019 AEG Sustainability report.