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Sustainability and responsibility
Consistently improving - sustainability as a way of life

Sustainability is a way of life for the company. Business activity is consistently balanced with social and ecological considerations. This is expressed in a holistic sustainability concept that defines, prioritises and sets the framework for key issues aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

On these pages, you can learn how Koelnmesse is implementing this and find out more about the specific measures that are already in place or in planning.

Developing a sustainability strategy

"We approach sustainability on our own initiative, thoughtfully and, above all, strategically."

Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer

Koelnmesse continually integrates its stance on sustainability into its strategic goals. To this end, it has defined initial goals for itself and launched an ambitious process. Watch the video for a brief summary and read more about the development of our sustainability strategy.

Role models for sustainable environmental action

Only the future-oriented trade fairs achieve their economic, social and ecological goals. That is why we are redesigning many service areas. The first concrete implementations in the areas of environment, society and economy have been realised. Further measures are being implemented or are planned. You can see here which role models we have, how we implement them and what benefits we expect from them.


Highly motivated, healthy and well-trained employees are the basis of corporate success.


Marketing the city

As a key factor in the regional economy, Koelnmesse promotes Cologne as a business location.

Economic development and city marketing

Sustainability at Cologne trade fairs

Sustainability is an important issue in all sectors, and that can also be seen at Koelnmesse events.


No Copy! – Originals only!

Koelnmesse is combating product piracy at its trade fairs through its “No copy! – Originals only!” campaign.


Anticorruption guideline

The anticorruption guideline ensures the legally and ethically correct handling of favours in daily business operations.

Anticorruption giudeline


Targeted security measures at fairs and events of the Koelnmesse.