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Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

The Great Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show


January 2024


The Great Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show (GCMHHS)  recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements.  The organisers are committed to reducing its environmental impact and continually improving its environmental performance as an integral part of its business strategy and operating methods.


The managing agent for the show is Expect Events Ltd, and the venue is Yorkshire Event Centre who has its own environmental policy which the agent will follow but it also aims to go further and ensure that the Great Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show is as environmentally friendly as possible. The Show organisers will ensure the aims of this policy are implemented.


GCMHHS will endeavour to:

  • Comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Reduce our environmental impact.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Effectively communicate our environmental impact internally and externally to our customers

 Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

GCMHHS is held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The onsite Facilities team have responsibility to ensure the legal duties are met through testing, monitoring and recording. This can be completed by employees or using specialist contractors as appropriate.

 Monitor Environmental Performance

By monitoring environmental performance this will identify areas for improvement for future events at the venue.

Utilities such as electricity, gas and water can be monitored and a baseline for consumption produced. Due to the nature of the activities onsite there are many peaks and troughs in consumption as business demands change. A straight reduction in usage is unlikely however positive action can reduce unnecessary usage.

Waste produced during the event is handled by a contractor who has a zero waste to landfill policy. Some waste streams are separated onsite while other are removed and sorted at the waste transfer station.

Water is supplied by either Yorkshire Water or the onsite bore hole.

Reduce Environmental Impact

The organising team aim to reduce the environmental impact the show has by encouraging visitors to travel by bus and train to the event. The show website has details of all of these services and offers electric charging points.

Any show material such as show guides and maps will be printed using recycled and recyclable materials. We will be encouraging visitors to recycle onsite with dedicated recycling bins.

The venue has 960 solar panels that will help reduce the reliance on grid energy. The venue also uses a local food where possible, which means less food miles and reduced carbon footprint.

Use of electricity makes up a large proportion of the shows carbon footprint. The venue has invested in products with improved energy efficiency, in particular LED Lighting. All exhibitor electricity will be only turned on from the mains for show times and testing. Vehicles are also a considerable contributor to our carbon footprint with deliveries and public visitors arriving by road. The organisers have recommended the use of public transport and detailed the timetables and routes to follow on the website.

Incorporate environmental factors in business decisions

Across the various areas of the business there are many purchases of products, equipment, materials and services. The impact on the environment will be considered when sourcing any product or service and not solely driven by price.

Effectively communicate our environmental performance

Where possible we aim to share the successes of our performance with our customers and visitors. Many people are unaware of the work which goes on to improve our environment and save resources. This can encourage a greater use of our services.

Ensuring employees are aware of our performance is also essential. Good communication of the environmental message should be presented and updated to employees on a regular basis

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