Planning healthy and sustainable meetings

Meetings and events are a fundamental part of the work and workplace culture at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, as well as many workplaces globally. They serve as an important time for colleagues to connect, communicate, strategize and solve challenges effectively.

Meetings and events often represent a significant amount of time in any given working week; they may last several hours or even a few days and can therefore have a direct impact on the health of their participants, as well as on the environment.

Making healthy foods and beverages available, requiring a tobacco-free environment, encouraging physical activity, and focusing on sustainability at meetings provide opportunities to create a culture of health and well-being, and to protect and minimize the impact on the environment.

A set of materials has been created to provide guidance for planning healthy and sustainable meetings.