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Green Star Certification

IACC Green Star – IACC member venues complete your application and stand out from the crowd!

IACC is pleased to publish its leaders in environmental responsibility, see the current list of IACC certified venues who have achieved the  Green Star award and their award level here

This certification encompasses a vast range of standards around the environment and sustainability to make this a highly recognised certification. To benefit from this important environmental initiative, IACC requires members to either subscribe for the first time or update their past adherence to the Code. The Code of Sustainability is valid for 2 years and renewal is required bi-annually.

2024 IACC Green Star Certification Venue Survey

By signing the Code of Sustainability, IACC members agree to support IACC’s Environmental Policy, to adopt the tenets of the code, and to join other members in an association-wide effort to continually strive for greater sustainability.

IACC ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT

IACC shall be a leader in creating environmental awareness among IACC member properties and their clients. We do this by communicating the initiatives that we have researched and identified as having a lesser environmental impact; by encouraging IACC members to adopt these environmentally responsible practices into their business operations; and by continuous improvement to our own management efforts; all with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

CODE OF SUSTAINABILITY

IACC has a rigorous Code of Sustainability which includes 60 tenets in the following areas:

  • Education, Awareness and Public Declaration
  • Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Water Conservation
  • Purchasing
  • Energy Management
  • Air Quality
  • Food & Beverage
  • Social Responsibility

IACC monitors and updates the Code periodically in order to ensure that it reflects state-of-the-art best practices. When IACC members sign the Code of Sustainability, they certify that their venue supports IACC’s Environmental Policy and they join with other members in striving for more sustainable, environmentally responsible industry policies and practices.

Members are required to update the status of their adherence to applicable tenets in the Code on an annual basis and IACC offers three tiers of participation. Members that achieve 100% of the Code qualify for the Platinum Tier; those that achieve 85% qualify for the Gold Tier; and those that achieve 75% qualify for the Silver Tier.

IACC is pleased to publish its leaders in environmental responsibility, see the current list of IACC certified venues who have achieved the  Green Star award and their award level here.

Download the PDF to view the survey questions and criteria.

On our blog: Why sustainability and eco-friendly practices are essential for today’s venue operators

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Green Globe Certification

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Nordic Swan Ecolabel

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Events Industry Council 

IACC is partnering with the Events Industry Council to raise awareness and promote more sustainable conferences, including our own chapter conferences, by incorporating a range of actions and commitments to reduce our impact on the climate In October 2019 IACC was proud to achieve the EIC Gold Standard for the European Knowledge Festival at Dolce La Hulpe, Brussels.

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