Sustainability at the AJ Architecture Awards

The AJ Architecture Awards are on a journey to become more sustainable, and we thought we’d share with our guests just some of the efforts we’re making in response to the climate crisis. It is increasingly important in our world that we come together to celebrate the achievements of so many, but we must do so in a way which is as environmentally responsible as possible.

The venue

The Hilton is proud to have been the first major hotel company to set science-based carbon targets aligned with climate science and the Paris Climate Agreement, and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). To learn more about their sustainability initiatives, please click the links below:

The menu

The menu for this event has been chosen with sustainability in mind. 90% of the ingredients are sourced within 100 miles of the hotel.

Suppliers and collateral

The Architects’ Journal chooses its suppliers with a bias towards those partners who take sustainability seriously. Our event guide programmes and tickets are electronic instead of printed. The signage we use is from Insite Graphics which holds ISO14001 certification. Event signage is all either recyclable, reusable, or is used to provide community power when disposed of – none will go to landfill. All the ink is water-based and much of our signage is moving to carboard-based alternatives, recyclable in generic paper waste collections.

We need to work harder

This section of the website isn’t just dedicated to shouting about how great we are for doing what we should have been doing all along. We need to do better. We would love to hear from you on how you think we could improve.

Please email any suggestions to the event manager for this event, or you can take a few moments to complete the post-event survey which will be emailed to you after the ceremony.