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Together for greater sustainability

Sustainable management is the guiding principle in the organisation and implementation of the world's largest agricultural fair. To this end, DLG, as the organiser of AGRITECHNICA, relies on climate, environment and resource-friendly measures in its cooperation with partners, exhibitors and visitors. The focus is on energy, waste management, logistics, mobility and the catering trade.

Through our collaboration with WeReforest e.V., a non-profit organization that supports forest owners in transforming and establishing climate-stable and sustainable mixed forests, exhibitors and visitors have the opportunity to reduce their ecological footprint.

Sustainable Facts

Greenest trade fair grounds in the world

The trade fair grounds in Hanover cover 160,000 m² of lawn, 90,000 m² of wooded area and 3,824 trees.

94 % recycling

Most of the waste generated during the event is recycled. Residual materials and hazardous waste are disposed of properly.

Certified food service*

Seasonal and regional catering, avoidance of disposable cutlery, recyclable and biodegradable packaging.
* According to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001

Intelligent transport and energy systems

Use of 100 % green electricity from hydropower (savings potential 18,000 t CO2 annually). Use of pure LED lighting in the exhibition halls by 2025.

Reusable materials

Largely reusable stand construction materials for the full-service stand construction offers, including LED lighting. Use of the carpet tiles in the hall aisles for up to six additional trade fairs.

Paperless ticketing

Largely paperless service management for exhibitors and visitors.

More ways to act together

As part of AGRITECHNICA 2023, exhibitors and visitors will be offered new opportunities to actively engage in more sustainability:

AGRITECHNICA x WeReforest e.V.

Thanks to the collaboration with the non-profit organization WeReforest e.V., exhibitors and visitors have the opportunity to actively support forest owners in Germany with proper reforestation of their forest areas. The goal is to establish climate-stable and sustainable mixed forests of deciduous and coniferous trees.

  • By making a voluntary donation, you can support CO²-reducing forestry projects in Germany and offset the climate and environmental impacts caused by participating in the exhibition, including travel and attendance.
  • Purchase Green Tickets (visitor tickets) through the AGRITECHNICA ticket shop. For each Green Ticket sold, one tree will be planted as part of the WeReforest e.V. projects. These trees will be planted locally, regionally, and transparently, directly in Germany.
  • Additionally, the DLG Service GmbH supports WeReforest e.V. by donating 1€ for each regularly sold visitor ticket and 0.50€ for each regularly sold square meter of exhibition space at AGRITECHNICA 2023.

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Sustainability guide for exhibitors

The guide informs exhibitors about resource-saving measures in the planning and implementation of their trade fair presence.

  • Use digital flyers with "DLG Mixie Points" and generate leads along the way.
  • Instruct your stand builder to install recyclable carpet or reusable carpet tiles on your stand.
  • Reduce stand construction materials wherever possible.
  • Use stand modules that are reusable or easily recyclable materials.
  • Check whether you can use packaging materials more than once.
  • Check whether upcycling of corporate clothing is possible.
  • Check whether it's possible to transport your machines under a cover rather than wrapped in film.
  • Organise the journey of your employees by bus shuttle to Hanover and the trade fair grounds.
  • Electromobility: Use the charging stations on the trade fair grounds.
  • Use the new Green Voucher of our WeReforest project for your invitation management. At the same time, you are investing in climate-stable forest areas.
  • Include a link to the public transport timetable in your visitor invitation.
  • Use reusable dishes and cutlery.
  • Also offer vegetarian crew catering.
  • Hire a caterer who uses regional and seasonal products.
  • Make sure you use regional service partners.
  • Plan for reusable decorating materials.
  • Replace cut flowers with potted plants.
  • Reduce your company's ecological footprint and support the diverse ecosystem services of our forests.
  • In the service area of the Exhibitor Service Portal you will find further information and can donate directly to the association.

Contact us

Lola Rauch
+49 69 24788-232 •