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Sustainability is as important as ever, and at Speciality & Fine Food Fair, we are committed to responsible environmental operations and event planning and as such commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste at the event. We are delighted to be working with the venue, contractors, and wonderful charity partners, City Harvest and Creating Nature's Corridors, as part of our journey to becoming more eco-conscious.

Exhibitors and visitors that brought their own re-useable cups to purchase a hot drink, received a discount at all of Olympia's catering outlets. In addition, water bottle refills were made readily available from water fountains and all catering outlets free of charge. 

City Harvest

City Harvest is a surplus food redistribution charity, London's sustainable solution rescuing food, people, and the planet. They put surplus food to good use in a sustainable way by distributing it, for free, to 350+ charities, food banks, schools and community groups across every London borough that feed the growing number of people facing food poverty. We are proud to be working with them by donating all surplus food from the event so no food is wasted, plus the team volunteers at City Harvest on a regular basis to help prepare the food deliveries at the warehouse.

In 2024 we won Best Charity Partnership for our work with City Harvest at the EN Marketing Awards – an award we are extremely honoured to have received!

Creating Nature's Corridors

Creating Nature's Corridors encourages biodiversity and carbon capture as well as creating an improved living environment for local communities by planting trees and hedges across the UK. Their aim is to plant over 10,000 trees/hedges per annum, starting with the least wooded areas of the country first. We are proud to support Creating Nature's Corridors by fundraising and sharing their initiatives.

SFFF23 donated 1.02 tonnes of food - 2.49 tonnes of ghg emissions prevented

At Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2023, we donated surplus food to City Harvest, which nourished thousands of people across London experiencing food poverty. Our partnership with City Harvest has allowed food companies to minimise waste in a sustainable way. 30 pallets of top quality produce from the exhibitors were rescued and was sorted and distributed to 350+ charity partners around London.

SFFF24 will plant a tree for every exhibitor

For every exhibitor we get onboard at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2024, we will plant a tree to help rebuild corridors of land across the UK. We are pleased to be working with Creating Nature's Corridors to do this and to help achieve their aim to plant over 10,000 trees/hedges across the UK per annum. 

In 2023 we planted 400 trees!

Sustainable stand builds

We use modular shell scheme which has a life span of 15+ years, meaning they can be reused, and all aisle and shell scheme carpet is recycled within the UK. We also only use LED lighting to reduce consumption and all lighting is switched off once the hall is closed. 

Olympia London

Olympia London has sent zero to landfill over the last decade, and in 2021, were one of the first UK events companies to sign up to Net Zero Carbon Events initiative. They are able to provide event organisers with a post-event sustainability report showing results and opportunities for improvement year on year.

Sustainability & Waste Policy and Environmental Sustainability Policy

We produced a Sustainability & Waste Policy which is included in the operations zone and circulated with exhibitors more than 4 months out from the event to allow them to plan accordingly.


We are committed to mapping and reducing our carbon footprint across all Montgomery Shows. We are working with TRACE by isla, a collaborative workspace to estimate, measure and report the carbon impact our events. For more information please click here