Sustainable action has become a central topic in all areas of society. The commitment of Messe Stuttgart and the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart, a business division of Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, has been forward-looking with regard to sustainability since the opening of the new trade fairgrounds in 2007. Already back in 2010 the trade fair company established a trend-setting standard for the industry with its Green Statement. In the beginning of November 2012, Messe Stuttgart and the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart joined the industry code of conduct “fairpflichtet”. This code was initiated by the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and the German Convention Bureau and provides supporters with practical orientation to enable them to fulfil their corporate responsibitliy.