APEX Green Meetings and Events Practice Standards

The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council to promote development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiencies throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

BS8901- Sustainability Management Systems for Events- British Standards Institute

BS 8901 is the British Standard which has been developed specifically for the events industry with a purpose of helping the industry to operate in a more sustainable manner.

Council For Responsible Sport

Council for Responsible Sport Certified Events adhere to principles set forth in six categories: Waste, Climate, Materials & Equipment, Community & Outreach, Health Promotion and Innovation.

Sustainable Event Alliance

The SEA offers event professionals a pathway to understanding sustainability issues in event planning and delivery. The SEA website has a knowledge bank of resources and how-to guides, brings suppliers and event planners together through a growing database of sustainable solutions providers, and offers a portal for networking and discussion around sustainable event management issues.

Green Biz Report- Consumer Perceptions

This green paper provides research findings from the Earthsense Eco-Insights Survey on how consumers perceive corporate environmental responsibility.

Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)

The GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with Visit Scotland, it is now the only certification scheme validated by Visit Britain, through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT).

ISO14001- International Standard for Environmental Management

ISO 14001:2004 does not specify levels of environmental performance. If it specified levels of environmental performance, they would have to be specific to each business activity and this would require a specific EMS standard for each business. That is not the intention.

ISO 26000- Guidelines for Social Responsibility

Provides harmonized, globally relevant guidance for private and public sector organizations of all types based on international consensus among expert representatives of the main stakeholder groups.