Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Policy Template Helps You Meet Sustainable Event Standards

You asked for it! One common concern surfaced during the all six of the GMIC webinars I presented this year, the need for assistance developing a sustainability policy. The proposed APEX/ASTM Standards require both the planning organization and its suppliers/vendors to have a written sustainability policy in place as a key component.

Questions from the audience were understandable. How do I get started developing a policy? What should be included? How much detail is necessary? How can we also encompass other sustainable event guidelines?

The interest in this topic was heightened this week when the Convention Industry Council announced the standards had reached a major milestone with eight of the nine draft standards completing the consensus process, moving them toward final approval.

To answer the questions surrounding sustainability policies, we developed a Sustainability Policy template. The template was designed to help you develop your organization's policy and includes a proposed framework, explanations and examples. The format integrates elements proposed under ISO 20121. It can also be of assistance when reviewing sustainability policies of your suppliers.

If you don't already have a sustainability policy, we invite you to download the template and get started today.

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