Principles for Sustainable Events

In Sustainable Events by creatingevents

Join global events industry leaders in endorsing the principles for sustainable events

Definition for event sustainability

Sustainability for events means taking action towards preserving our natural environment; promoting a healthy, inclusive society; and supporting a thriving economy.

Four Principles of Event Sustainability

  1. Event organisers and suppliers share responsibility for implementing and communicating sustainable practices to their stakeholders​
  2. Basic environmental practices include:
    • Conservation of resources, including water, energy and natural resources
    • Waste management
    • Carbon emissions reduction and management
    • Supply chain management and responsible purchasing
    • Biodiversity preservation
  3. Basic social considerations include:
    • Universal human rights
    • Community impacts
    • Labor practices
    • Respect for culture
    • Safety and security
    • Health and well-being
  4. Sustainable events support thriving economic practices through:
    • Collaboration and partnerships
    • Local support, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
    • Stakeholder participation
    • Equitable economic impact
    • Transparency
    • Responsible governance

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