GL events
Welcome to the world of events. As an integrated Group operating in all event professions, GL events works in three major segments: event organisation, event venue management and services for fairs, congresses and events
GL events


Since the creation of its sustainable development policy in 2009, GL events' engagement has been illustrated by the deployment of its three programs: Think Green, Think People and Think Local, focusing on different issues according to our businesses.

These programs were implemented using a project mode approach with operational and support function teams, applying a "test and deploy" method in line with the Group's development priorities and values.


- Signature by GL events Group of the 1,000 company member charter (La Charte des 1000) to promote job integration and employment in the Lyon Metropole.

- Extension for another year of the agreement with the French agency, Agefiph, to further support recruitment initiatives for persons with disabilities.

- Participation of GL events Venues' premium sites in the international environmental benchmarking of the Green Venue Report 2017.

- Signature of agreements with 4 environmental organisations providing for specific waste management solutions (WEEE, furniture waste and equivalent).

- Tests for reusable carpet tiles at Group exhibitions.

- Launch of Sirha Green to support the emergence of a culture of social and environmental responsibility in the food service sector.

- Appointment of GL events' sustainable development manager as chair of the sustainable development commission of the French event industry federation, Unimev.


       GAÏA INDEX ranking

As every year, GL events is reviewed and ranked by a non-financial rating entity. The Gaïa index ranks 70 mid-sized listed companies from a panel of listed 230 intermediate sized companies and SMEs recognised for their CRS approach. The Group maintains its performance and this year is ranked 37th out of 230 companies assessed according to 110 ESG (Environnement, Social and Governance) criteria.

  • General ranking: 37th / 230
  • Ranking - “turnover above €500 million”: 29th / 87


GAÏA-INDEX certifies that GL events was a component of 2017 GAÏA-INDEX in which it has been included since 2015.



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