The AEG 1EARTH mission is to reduce our company's environmental impact and drive business value through sustainability.
AEG 1EARTH is AEG's corporate environmental sustainability program. Through AEG 1EARTH, AEG identifies goals to guide company decision-making, measures and quantifies the environmental impact of our activities, and develops strategies and tools to improve our environmental performance. The core elements of AEG 1EARTH are our 2020 Environmental Goals, AEG Ecometrics system, and education and communication initiatives.
In 2016, we released our fifth sustainability report, which details the environmental performance of our venues, festivals, and offices in 2015. Click here (opens in a new window) to view AEG's 2016 Sustainability Report. Download Adobe Reader
AEG has three 2020 Environmental Goals covering the areas most material to our operations: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, potable water conservation, and diversion of materials from landfills. These goals are designed to drive continuous improvement in our environmental performance over time.
* All goals are measured against a 2010 baseline
AEG measures our progress towards these 2020 goals using our AEG Ecometrics environmental performance tracking system. Through Ecometrics, we can track more than 86 data points, ranging from energy consumption to food composted.
We measure the environmental performance of all AEG-owned or managed venues using Ecometrics. Venue managers can leverage this data to find opportunities to reduce their environmental footprint. AEG's sustainability team relies on Ecometrics data analytics to understand and manage the company's aggregate environmental footprint, and to identify high-priority projects. Ecometrics also helps us evaluate the success of our initiatives and develop best practices, which are shared throughout the company.
Because our business is continually growing, and we manage a diverse portfolio of venues, we normalize our Ecometrics data by total attendance to provide a clear indicator of our overall environmental performance.
Our experience to date has demonstrated that people are the key to successful sustainability initiatives. The best technology in the world can't achieve its full potential if people don't understand how to get the best from it. That's why AEG incorporates sustainability into our employee training programs and works to help employees understand the environmental impact of their jobs. We also encourage venues to create "green teams" that empower employees at all levels to get involved in sustainability.
With the high visibility of its venues and events, AEG also has a unique platform to raise public awareness of environmental sustainability issues. We reach these audiences by distributing environmental messaging in venues, online and through social media, as well as hosting awareness-raising events for Earth Hour, Earth Day, and America Recycles Day. Through these education efforts, we encourage guests and the public to incorporate environmentally friendly choices into their daily lives and strive to extend our positive impact beyond AEG events.
In November 2015, the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE partnered with Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), a nonprofit organization that helps fund vital conservation work around the world, and the California Science Center to launch Earth in Concert: Protecting the Planet Through Music, a unique multimedia and interactive experience focused on raising awareness about the importance of conserving Earth’s biodiversity. Earth in Concert examines the current status of biodiversity in our oceans, grasslands, and forests through the lens of artists who have helped raise awareness of the global issues that threaten our planet. To celebrate the partnership, on November 11th, the Museum and GWC hosted a concert at The Novo by Microsoft featuring Ziggy Marley, Dwight Yoakam, Judith Hill and Us the Duo, with all proceeds benefitting the two organizations. “We look forward to continuing the excitement and energy generated by the concert for years to come as the exhibit travels around the country sharing its important message of conservation and hope,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum.® Earth in Concert was made possible by the Sangreal Foundation and Brian and Adria Sheth in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, Global Wildlife Conservation, and California Science Center.[ x ] Back To Top