Sustainability initiatives at Cannes Lions
The Festival is committed to reducing waste and improving its environmental credentials throughout the Festival. 2019 delegate bags are made from fully biodegradable materials and are given to delegates with no paper materials included, allowing delegates choose what to add.
In addition recyclable paper cups and water cartons will be used throughout the Festival and plastics used at the Cannes Lions Closing Party will be recycled by the Carlton Hotel, a venue with a Green Globe certificate for over 8 years.
The Festival has worked closely with the City of Cannes to ensure that the award-winning initiatives implemented throughout the municipality are upheld and incorporated into Festival activities where possible.
Festival organisers have engaged with sponsors and partners to choose reusable materials in a concerted effort to further reduce the amount of harmful waste produced throughout the event with Oracle and Deloitte providing reusable water bottles.
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is actively supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrating creativity as a powerful force for good. In 2018, the Sustainable Development Goals Lions were introduced. The Palau Pledge won the inaugural Grand Prix and in turn received €323,280 to further develop the project.
Since receiving the funding the initiative has gone on to great success including:
Deloitte Digital will provide exclusively-designed, stylish Closca water bottles for all delegates at the 2019 Festival. As part of a multi-year initiative to change the event’s environmental footprint, Cannes Lions and Deloitte Digital have pledged to significantly reduce the amount of single use plastic at this year’s Festival in June with a goal of saving 150,000 plastic bottles from ending up in the ocean throughout the week.
Cannes Lions, Huge and Amazon have teamed up with Earth Day Network and the Earth Challenge 2020 global citizen science initiative to inviting agencies to design tech solutions that will help citizens solve key environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Creatives and technologists from across the globe to tackle the world's most pressing environmental issues including: air quality, water quality, biodiversity, pollution and human health with the winning idea granted funding from Amazon to put the ideas into action.
World Food Programme
Country Director and Representative
World Food Programme in Syria
Artist and Activist
Change the Ref
Domestic Workers Alliance
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Co-founder & creative director
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO
Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
Cannes Lions welcomes attendees from over 90 countries. Festival organisers provide a Nursing Room for mothers to care for their baby and a fridge for storing milk. A dedicated Prayer Room is also available for delegates that need some quiet space during the day.
Crèche facilities are available through local suplers.
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