Sustainability at NBJ Summit

Our Mission

We recognize that NBJ Summit has an immense impact on our local communities and global industry. Through our sustainability program, we are striving to better identify, understand, and proactively address environmental impacts, social sustainability, and sustainable development.

Environmental Sustainability

  • Venue has in-front and back of house recycling 
  • All meals are served on reusable service ware. 
  • Flow water machines are throughout the venue to allow for easy water bottle refill in reusable water bottles we provide to attendees.
    • Water bottles are 90% recycled post-consumer stainless steel with an inner wall composed of recycled polypropylene.

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  • Hotel Keycards are made from sustainably sourced bamboo, replacing traditional plastic keycards.
  • Attendee bags are made from rPET recycled fabric and webbing is made from plastic bottles. Each attendee bag keeps 8.28 plastic bottles out of the landfill.
  • Lanyards are made from 100% rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) plastic that is used to make packaging, such as plastic bottles and food containers.
  • Notebooks are made with FSC certified paper and include a unique Tree-Free cover made from Sugarcane and Bamboo fibers.

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  • Carbon from staff travel is automatically offset
  • Attendees have the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions through registration

Social Sustainability

  • Terranea collaborates with Chefs to End Hunger, a non-profit organization that redistributes prepared food that would normally go to waste in hotels, restaurants, and other foodservice operations to local food agencies serving meals to those in need. Terranea regularly donates its safely chilled and unserved surplus food to the cause. Since 2017, the resort donated more than 21,072 pounds of food through this program; that's 10.54 tons of "waste" diverted from the landfill to serve 17,560 meals. 
  • Terranea also donates partially consumed, wholly usable toiletries left in guestrooms to the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles. In one month alone, this can amount to over 380 pounds of toiletries diverted from the landfill and sent to those in need. Since the project started in December 2017, Terranea has donated 29,848 rolls of toilet paper and 63,442 bottles of partially consumer toiletries. That's more than 4.4 tons of "waste" diverted from the landfill to those in need. 
  • 10 floral arrangements donated locally, additional arrangements sent back to florist for reuse.


  • Important partnership with Women in Nutraceuticals, an organization that empowers women in nutraceuticals to unlock their personal and professional potential.
  • Our virtual show is open to everyone and features our entire education program, plus one-on-one networking opportunities with any virtual or in-person attendees.
  • The education program includes topics such as diversity and sustainability to influence the future of our industry.
  • Venue supports sourcing by proudly partnering with Santa Monica Seafood, a family owned business and member of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, National Fisheries Institute, and more.
  • NBJ Summit's venue encourages guests to explore its unique ecology and embrace environmentally friendly practices through a variety of conservation programs, as well as exciting and educational activities. More than 14 acres of wildlife habitat surrounding the resort make it easy to observe the local fauna at Terranea. The resort offers many opportunities to view a range of wildlife in their natural environs, from tracking whale migrations to spotting the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly, and more. Interested in a tour of the lands? Click here to learn more.

Faster to Zero with Support from Informa

Under the Faster to Zero pillar, we are moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business. 

To help meet the urgent challenges of a changing world, this means taking accelerated steps to reduce our carbon and waste footprint with the aim of becoming a zero waste and net zero carbon business by 2030.

Wherever we can, we are also actively helping our partners, customers and wider markets to achieve the same.

See the full list of commitments and find out more.