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SUPPORTING A MORE ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Our commitment to ESG encompasses a wide range of initiatives before, during, and after DISTRIBUTECH as well as within our own organization, Clarion Events. From our years-long focus on diversity and our attendee code of conduct, to our on-site donations such as Clarion Cares and our commitment to reducing waste at our events, we fully embrace ESG principles and put them in practice whenever and wherever we can.  By integrating ESG principles into every aspect of our operations and events, we strive to minimize our environmental footprint, foster inclusivity and diversity, and contribute to the well-being of local communities. 

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ENVIRONMENTAL

Our team and our vendors are committed to mitigating environmental impacts whenever and wherever we hold DISTRIBUTECH today and in the future.  

Where possible, we look to limit the environmental impact our event has and to be as sustainable as possible with logistics transportation, venue energy sources and waste management, food and depot waste, and the display material we use throughout the event. We offer our attendees the ability to purchase carbon offsets to reduce their own impact on carbon emissions and allow exhibitors to sign a sustainability pledge securing their commitment to their own sustainability standards.  

SUSTAINABILITY 

At DISTRIBUTECH, we are on a relentless mission to usher in a transformative experience that radiates sustainability at every juncture. Our unwavering commitment to instigate meaningful change is steadfastly aligned with our valued partners, vendors, venues, and dedicated staff. Together, we forge a brighter, greener future from inception to culmination. 

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CARBON OFFSETS 

Carbon offsets let you help build projects in communities across the country that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beyond what you can achieve through individual action. Through registration, we offer the ability to purchase carbon offset credits to fund these projects and diminish the impact of your own GHG emissions, even though the projects are located elsewhere. Plus, contributors will receive a special icon on their badge to indicate their donation. 

EXHIBITOR SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE 

Join us in championing DISTRIBUTECH International's ambitious sustainability aspirations. We implore our exhibitors to wholeheartedly embrace this pledge, championing a resolute commitment to not only a more sustainable event but also a future teeming with sustainable possibilities. Your support fuels our shared mission. 

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SOCIAL

Together with our customers, we strive to support the communities we hold DISTRIBUTECH in. From partnering with local organizations and universities to supporting international non-profits, DISTRIBUTECH looks to create long-term value and community support all year long.  

CLARION CARES

Clarion understands the important role communities play in helping host our live events, and we want to return the favor to global and local communities that host and are touched by our live events. 

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FUTURE ENERGY LEADERS

In partnership with state and local universities, The Future Energy Leaders program allows students pursuing engineering and computer science degrees an exclusive chance to attend DISTRIBUTECH International.   

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FOOD DONATIONS

Together with the Orange County Convention Center, we will ensure that extra food and promotional items do not go to waste by donating to local organizations. Sodexo Live! works to donate any unused or surplus of food items to local organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Orlando Union Rescue Mission. 

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POWERED BY DIVERSITY AWARD & LUNCHEON

We recognize utilities worldwide that exemplify remarkable accomplishments in cultivating diversity and fostering inclusivity within their workplace. Join us to showcase your company’s efforts.  

 

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BARK & BREW

In partnership with Pet Rescue by Judy and our sponsor UECI, DISTRIBUTECH will again feature a dog adoption area within the City of the Future. 

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MEET-UPS

DISTRIBUTECH Meet-Ups are designed to bring together individuals who share commonalities that hold significant value in shaping their identities, as well as allies who support them.

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GOVERNANCE

By supporting each other and committing to treat all customers with care and respect, we look to fuel growth and to strengthen our communities. At our events people and technology are working together to find solutions to solve the industries greatest challenges. Preparing the future generation of engineering professionals and maintaining the highest ethical standards for our attendees and exhibitors.  

CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT 

DISTRIBUTECH and its parent company, Clarion Events prides itself on providing an inclusive and supportive environment where all people are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. Clarion expects all parties associated with its events to behave appropriately throughout the year and requires that all individuals associated with its events act in a considerate, respectful, and collaborative manner. 

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PARTNERSHIPS 

DISTRIBUTECH takes immense pride in its strategic alliances with industry-leading associations and influential trade media. Together, we form an unstoppable force propelling the energy movement forward, catalyzing innovation, and shaping a brighter, sustainable future for all.  

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

At DISTRIBUTECH International®, our dynamic committee members and impassioned industry advocates play an indispensable role in sculpting and wielding their influence over our event's overarching vision and content. Their invaluable contributions are the lifeblood of our mission to deliver an unparalleled and impactful experience. Together, we drive innovation and excellence to new heights. 

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DEI&B POLICY

DISTRIBUTECH and its parent company Clarion Events believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are fundamental to making us a successful and vibrant organization. Our core values include integrity, innovation, and customer-centricity. We aim to put inclusion and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We have made strides (and continue to make strides) to attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse communities and markets we serve. 

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