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PCC 2023 Sustainability Report

Philadelphia, PA - In commemoration of Earth Week, the Pennsylvania Convention Center released its 2023 Sustainability Report. The report provides a summary of the Center's environmental sustainability and social responsibility initiatives for the past year, as well as its accomplishments over the past 10 years since the  Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA) selected ASM Global as the Center's venue management partner.

Some of the Center's sustainability accomplishments over the past decade include a 55% increase in single-stream recycling tonnage, a 54% increase in the waste diversion rate, a 13% decrease in electricity usage, a 30% decrease in natural gas usage, and the award of the Events Industry Council (EIC) Sustainable Event Standards gold certification for venues in 2023.

"The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority's successful 10-year partnership with ASM Global has resulted in the implementation of several innovative and industry-leading programs and initiatives," said David A. Nasatir, Esq., Chair of the Board, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. "The Authority is unwavering in our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with organizations such as ASM Global that share this commitment."

As highlighted in the report, the PCCA/ASM Global partnership started in 2013 and the first annual Sustainability Report was issued for 2015, highlighting the Center's waste diversion and energy conservation efforts. Since then, the facility's sustainability and social responsibility programs have expanded and include the launch of the Center's "Green Team" and the purchase of renewable energy certificates (REC) in 2016, the launch of its construction and demolition (C&D) recycling program in 2017, and the launch of the ASM Global Acts program in 2021.

"The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority has made and continues to make significant investments in sustainability and social responsibility, with priority being placed on ensuring that our operations are efficient; providing a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for all who enter the Center; and giving back to the community in which we serve," said John J. McNichol, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. "Our partnership with ASM Global has brought these goals to life and we will continue to work together to further expand our initiatives and our positive impact in the community."

In the report, the Center also identifies its goals for the upcoming year, emphasizing its ongoing commitment to maintaining sustainability and social responsibility as a core part of its operations.

"ASM Global's innovative and dynamic approach to sustainability and social responsibility is unmatched in the industry," said Tony Hodgins, General Manager, ASM Global. "The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority has always shared our vision for what a meaningful sustainability and social responsibility program should look like, and because of their support, our team at the Pennsylvania Convention Center has implemented initiatives that have moved the needle and raised the bar in the industry."

For more information on the Pennsylvania Convention Center's sustainability initiatives and to read the full report, visit paconvention.com.


About Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in Center City Philadelphia at the heart of the city's many cultural offerings and world-class dining and entertainment scene. Managed by ASM Global, the center is the 14th largest facility in the nation and features one of the largest exhibit spaces and ballrooms in the Northeastern U.S. The meetings, conventions, trade shows and other events hosted by the center attract attendees from across the country and around the world to Philadelphia, making the facility the largest economic driver of the region’s hospitality industry. For more information, visit paconvention.com.


About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management, delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, please visit asmglobal.com.


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