Environmental Programme

Join the green movement at MWC Shanghai.


What you can do?

There are three important things you can do in the event to help the environment:

1. Offset your carbon footprint

Your flight, accommodation, transportation and food choice generates an impact on the environment. We can help the environment by offsetting our footprint. More details to follow soon.

2. Recycle your badge

Do you know that if every attendee recycled their badge, the carbon footprint of the event would decrease by the equivalent carbon absorption of about 254 trees? Help us recycle your badge to reduce our environmental impact. You can find the recycle bins located at the exits of the event.

3. Minimise your impact

What is the Environmental Programme?

We are a carbon neutrality programme committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment, both in our offices and at our events. All 14 international GSMA offices and all GSMA events, including the Mobile 360 series have been certified as carbon neutral since 2016. This makes GSMA a carbon neutral company, a certification we intend to renew each year. Our objectives are:


our emissions and waste to contribute to the preservation of the environment


our attendees to be green along with us and educate them about our goals


new and additional opportunities to reduce our event’s environmental impact


wherever possible our suppliers and exhibitors to minimise their impact on the environment

Improving every year

We have been certified carbon neutral from 2015 to 2019 and MWC Shanghai 2019 was officially certified by the Aenor International under the international PAS 2060 standard, reinforcing its position as the largest carbon neutral exhibition and conference in Asia.

We are constantly working on new initiatives, and aim to generate the least waste possible by recycling or donating the majority of event material.

  • 2015
    – First Carbon Footprint Calculation and offset
    – The largest conference and exhibition in Asia, was certified as carbon neutral
  • 2016
    – First year all GSMA events and offices became carbon neutral
  • 2017
    – Launch of the donation room programme at MWC Shanghai
  • 2018
    – GSMA launched the SDG’s at MWC Shanghai
    – First launch of the attendee Carbon Footprint Offsetting Programme

Our plans for MWC Shanghai 2021

  • Donation Room
    Waste reduction through our ‘Donation Room’ Initiative. Donate unwanted furniture, lighting lamp, electronic products (in all conditions), office equipment etc. from your stand to local charities.
  • The Green Stand Initiative
    We provide a free carbon footprint study to space only exhibitors to understand their impact on the environment and help them become more sustainable stands for future events.
  • Reduce Plastic Consumption
    We encourage participants to bring their own water bottle during the event. We will be using water dispensers and cups instead of distributing bottled water in most of the event programmes. We also encourage participants to bring their own water bottles to the event.

We love to hear your ideas.
Send us your comments here: [email protected]

Carbon Neutral Programme Partner


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