Apart from implementing green practices into your event, getting an official certification for your green meeting standards can help to guide your efforts in implementing sustainability measures for your event.
To provide a clear, uniform description that best defines the necessary components for a sustainable event, industry professionals have come together to create three event industry standards or frameworks, which are now internationally recognised.
International Standard for Event Sustainability Management – ISO 20121
ISO 20121 is an internationally recognised standard that provides a framework and guidance for creating and implementing a sustainable event management system. It will aid you in creating a sustainability strategy throughout the event management process.
The APEX-ASTM Environmental Sustainability Standard for Events
The APEX green meeting standard offers a clear path for continued engagement and improvement for event sustainability. It is a checklist approach with details on what you must do to make your event sustainable, with a list of specific sustainable business tactics for each aspect of the event.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Event Organiser Sector Supplement (EOSS)
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Event Organiser Sector Supplement (EOSS) provides a framework for event organisers to create an event sustainability report, with guidance on what to measure and report on. These guidelines facilitate transparency and accountability through their globally accepted framework.
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Getting the right kind of help can make it even easier to plan a green event. Sustainability consultants can advise and guide event owners and organisers every step of the way, from pre-event planning to post-event reporting.
Developed by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, EC3 Global is an international tourism, environmental management and advisory group that owns and manages the EarthCheck benchmarking and certification programme, which currently operates in over 70 countries and services over 1,300 clients.
EC3 Global has three key areas of focus – Advice & Consulting Sustainability Services, Benchmarking & Performance Tools and Certification of Environmental Sustainability.
As a pioneer in responsible business, MCI understands how to activate sustainability commitments by engaging audiences, enhancing operational performance, driving innovation and delivering sustainable brand experiences.
MCI supports organisations with brand activation, sustainable events, sustainability reporting and pioneers standards like ISO20121 for major events and conferences, venues and destinations.
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Sustain Ability Showcase Consultancy Asia Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA) is a consultancy that introduces, manages and promotes sustainability measures and services for events and businesses. It also provides market development, government relations and communication expertise in the sustainability sector throughout Asia Pacific.
SASA was the sustainability consultant for URA’s i Light Marina Bay 2012 – Asia’s first and only light art festival – and has been re-appointed for the 2014 event. The Founder Chairman and CEO of SASA is Ken Hickson, author of the book “Race for Sustainability”.
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