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Our Commitment

We recognize our trade show has an impact on the environment. Through our Sustainability Program, we are striving to identify, understand, and address these impacts to achieve continual improvement year after year. Our areas of focus continue to be: waste management, energy and water conservation, sustainable procurement, and community engagement.

Program and Efforts

The following are some of the initiatives and programs that have been implemented to work towards making Natural Products Expos more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible:

  • A partnership with South Pole to offset our staff travel and energy consumption at the event venue.
  • Continued partnership with GES to procure more sustainable products for the conference, including recyclable signage, reuse of banners, and carpet with recycled content that is recyclable at the end of its usable life
  • Development of Sustainable Exhibitor Guidelines for all exhibitors

Find out How You Can Show Your Commitment to the Environment at Expo West!

As we begin this journey, we invite you... our attendees, exhibitors, and suppliers, to partner with us along the way. We believe that working together; we can not only minimize our environmental impact, but also leave a positive legacy in our host city of Anaheim and be leaders in our industry.

While you are attending Expo West, there are several ways you can reduce your carbon footprint:

Take the Sustainability Pledge

  • Commit to at least 3 of the 5 sustainability actions in our sustainability pledge and be entered into a drawing to win $50!

Water Conservation

  • Participate in your hotel’s Linen ReUse Program- Did you know that you can often earn Rewards points for participating? Ask your hotel about their specific awards incentives!
  • Take shorter showers to save water and time!

Waste Reduction

  • Use a refillable water bottle and coffee cup throughout the conference
  • Take only what you need at food functions
  • Return your lanyard at show close to be re-used at a future show
  • Make sure to download the official mobile app (available for download soon!) instead of using a paper show map onsite
  • Ask for a recycling bag for your hotel room if one isn’t in place

Energy Conservation

  • Turn off lights and thermostat when leaving your hotel room
  • If exhibiting, be sure to power down your booth at the end of each show day

Air Quality/CO2 Impact

  • Carpool or take public transport to/from the airport and to/from your hotel. Make new friends and contacts while saving CO2!
  • Take advantage of the free hotel shuttle (if available)… or even better, walk if possible!
  • Offset your travel to/from Expo West
  • Eat vegetarian or vegan at least one meal per day

Sustainability Survey

Show attendees and fellow exhibitors that sustainability is important to your business. Fill out our Sustainable Exhibitor Survey and tell us what you’re doing to bring sustainability into your culture.
As a Sustainable Exhibitor you can be featured on our Natural Products Expo App, highlighted in an email campaign, featured online through our Sustainable Exhibitors tab, and featured on social media as approved by Show Management.

Take the Sustainability Survey!

Top Tips for Sustainable Exhibiting

  • Visit an Eco-Station to compost food, compostable cups and other biodegradable products.
  • Fill out the Sustainable Exhibitor Survey and submit your Sustainability Story for a chance to be featured in our Sustainability Kiosk.
  • Click here to view sustainable booth options for Expo West.

Other Ways to Make a Difference

Reduce Signage Waste:

  • Encourage less printing and provide more information digitally when it comes to booth literature, fulfilling requests via email and website referrals.
  • If you must print, create reusable non-dated signs that can be used year after year.
  • Avoid foamcore signs and request recyclable material such as cardboard signage.
Reduce Booth Waste:
  • Requesting sustainable options from GES
  • Break down ALL cardboard boxes and put in the correct recycling bin.
  • Request additional booth bins for recycling and compost collection
  • Use only compostable or recyclable serviceware for samples and give-a-ways.
  • Use the stickers provided at the Exhibitor Services desk to mark your materials for recycling or donation.
  • Set a goal to leave no trace behind by shipping out all booth properties and packing materials and donating extra giveaways.
  • Anaheim Convention Center - one of the largest convention centers in North America to become LEED-certified venue.
  • GES - certified to the ISO 20121 and ASTM/APEX Level 2 Exhibitor Services standard
  • Aramark - concentrates on responsible sourcing, waste minimization at their Green Zone, efficient operation and fleet management through their Green Thread program
  • Marriott - working to integrate sustainability across the organization by working to reduce environmental impacts, source responsibly, and build and operated sustainable hotels
  • Sheraton - recycling of partially used amenities through Clean The World, Electric car charging and “Make a Green Choice” program
  • Hilton - recycling of partially used amenities through Clean The World, responsible food sourcing and water use reduction are just a few of the many initiatives Hilton utilizes


The ACC offers a
single stream recycling program which accepts the following: plastics 1&2, glass, aluminum, and cardboard.

Yes, the ACC collects compostable materials including: food waste (bones and protiens included), compostable serviceware, and paper towels.

There is a form in your ESK that goes over the guidelines and acceptable materials. You may also ask the GES Servicenter representative or your show floor manager

Check out our Sustainable Exhibitor tips for more details on what the program looks like and to fill out the survey to participate.

Yes, you can order a recycling and/or compost bin and porter service through GES.  Order online before February 28th, or order through the GES Service desk when onsite in Anaheim.

Yes, New Hope partners with Southpole to offer carbon offsets for purchase to attendees.

Share a Lyft or Uber with fellow Expo goers, Catch Your Spark electric cars and hotel shuttles can provide group transportation or walk to and from your hotel!

If you questions, comments or concerns about the New Hope Sustainability Program email us at

Contact Us

Do you have thoughts, questions or suggestions about our sustainability program? If so, we'd love to hear!

Please reach out at

Sustainability Summary Reports

Click here to view the 2018 Expo West Sustainability Report.

Click here to view the 2017 Expo West Sustainability Report.

Watch the Official Sustainability Video from Expo West 2018