ISSA’s mission is to create a more sustainable organization, whilst continuing to meet both the current and future needs of the Association and its members. With this goal in mind, the 2023 ISSA Symposium has also been organised with a strong focus on sustainability.

2023 Symposium Sustainability Focus

The sustainability focus encompasses:

  • An ecologically sustainable venue in the newly renovated Conference Center Wolfsberg which provides:
    • Facilities utilizing Minergie-P-Eco standard, solar power and geothermal energy
    • E-charging stations in the underground car park
  • High-quality food on offer at Wolfsberg:
    • Whether in the historic dining rooms or outside in the countryside, the first-class kitchen team specializes mainly in quality regional and seasonal food from Switzerland
  • Eliminating the use of non-essential paper and plastic at the event:
    • Paper is avoided as far as possible in the planning and implementation of the Symposium
    • ISSA is making all information on the Symposium available electronically on a homepage created especially for this purpose
    • Glass bottles will be used where possible
  • Offsetting flight emissions using a carbon offsetting partner, myclimate (
    • The ISSA CEO Office will offset its staff’s flight emissions for travel to and from the venue
    • There is also the opportunity for Symposium attendees to offset their own travel emissions using the myclimate link above (should their own organization not have an arrangement)