Published on : Friday, May 21, 2021
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced that it has been upgraded to a Gold status, becoming only the third venue in the world to achieve the highest-level accreditation by the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venues Award programme.
The CCD was previously awarded a Silver status in 2017 but after completing the required evaluation criteria, the venue has now been upgraded to the highest-level award by the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venues Award programme.
The Healthy Venues Award encourages venues to support their delegates and staff in making healthier choices during conferences. It is broken down into three components, workplace health, healthy catering and promoting activity.
Speaking about the prestigious accreditation, Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD said that they are proud to be awarded the top level Gold Healthy Venue accreditation. They look forward to offering the highest standard of healthy and active choices to delegates, clients and employees once it is safe for face-to-face events to return. They now have more resources and options in place to support everyone that passes through doors to make healthier choices and improve their wellness.
For this accreditation, The CCD focused on a range of strict criteria that promote healthy eating, physical activity, healthy events and overall workplace health. The team will continue to monitor progress and feed information back to the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venues Award programme with a view to continually improving healthy events.
The CCD is one of three venues in the world to be listed as a Gold Healthy Venue. The two other listed Gold Healthy Venues are The Forum Company, South Africa and MiCo – Milano Convention Centre.