Champions of Sustainable Events: Why is it important to consider sustainability in events?

As an industry, we cross so many borders in terms of the clients we deal with. We are the perfect industry to drive change in sustainability because we can implement it in so many other industries. That’s why we have kick-started Champions of Sustainable Events!

What’s more: sustainability can be implemented in events through thorough planning, it doesn’t necessarily have to incur a cost.


Ways in which we try to reduce the impact and help clients:

  • Asses the Social, Economic & Environmental impact
  • Look at solutions for Eco-Friendly changes wherever possible
  • Reducing, Reusing and Recycling wherever possible
  • Communicating Electronically where possible
  • Minimise the impact of Travel
  • Thinking about the well-being of our Delegates & Suppliers
  • How can we work with the Local Community
  • Raising Awareness of your efforts and sharing best practice



ISO 20121, the International Standard on Sustainable Event Management was developed to help the event industry put sustainability first when planning and staging events. Based on the British Standard BS 8901 (Specification for a sustainability management system for events), ISO 20121 enables event organisers and businesses to identify the potential impacts of an event, how to reduce any negative impacts on the environment, communities and local economy, and leave a positive legacy.

Today, we are concerned with environmental issues more than ever. Air pollution, plastic in oceans, global warming, and food waste — all are among the major threats, making us worry and think of being kinder to the planet. In support of environmental health, millions have joined Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability, heavily purchasing socially responsible products – despite their higher cost.

Champions of Sustainable Events are a group of industry professionals who have given their time to purchase checklists, blogs, podcasts and product information to help and give advice for clients and event professionals to become where possible more eco-friendly and sustainable.

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Our Latest Media Publication

We have secured regular publication in Conference News for our efforts in improving sustainability within the events industry.

Our latest publication, “Turning Water Into Bleach” in February 2020’s “Chasing The Likes” Conference News Magazine, talks about a unique cleaning product, Tersano.

Julia explores how venues and the events industry, in general, can benefit from the unique product and improve sustainability in the events industry.

Read our latest feature in the Conference News February 2020 edition "Chasing The Likes".

Highlighted Publications


Conference News: House of Cards

We all enjoy networking events. However, have you realised how many business cards can you pile up after these events? This is a topic we closely explored in December’s Conference News Magazine in the “House Of Cards” article, which you can read here.


Conference News: Food Savers

See our feature in the October issue of Conference News Magazine where we talk about tackling the huge mountain of food waste in our industry.

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