Driven by industry professionals seeking clear, uniform definitions of a sustainable event or green meeting, two separate and unique voluntary processes are available to meeting planners, organizers and industry suppliers: BS8901 sustainable event management standard and the Convention Industry Council’s APEX Green Meeting and Events Voluntary Standards.
Please see the attached pdf for more information that should help to reduce the confusion.
In addition , GRI – the Global Reporting Initiative has just launched a project to create guidelines for the sustainability reporting of events. Read more about this sector supplement.
Thanks to Anne and to Amy from Bs8901 and the Apex team for their help with this document.