Sustainable Event Principles

Representatives of global events, tourism and sustainability bodies started 2019 with the launch of four principles designed to guide event organisers worldwide to embrace and implement sustainable practices.

Positive Impact has endorsed these principles, developed by a multi-stakeholder group convened by the Events Industry Council (EIC).

We join our industry colleagues in agreement that the focus of sustainable events includes shared responsibility for implementation and communication, identification of the basic environmental practices and key social considerations, and pathways to support thriving economic practices.

These principles can help you to identify your own sustainability issues as part of your ISO 20121 journey.

The Principles for Sustainable Events encourage organisations and practitioners to adopt practices that foster collaboration with a simple and powerful message: by working together, planners and suppliers can support a healthy natural environment, resilient communities and culture, and thriving economies.

Interested stakeholders are strongly encouraged to become part of this global sustainability initiative by joining our launching signatories as an endorser. Please review these groundbreaking principles and join the movement of more than 60 endorsers which include global industry associations, multi-national companies, small and medium-sized enterprises from 13 countries.