In this ever-changing space, certification is becoming a hot topic. Independent verification of compliance with certain standards or checklists are a way to show stakeholders (attendees, clients, community, sponsors etc) that the event has met a minimum set of criteria regarding sustainability in event production.
The SEA endorses and supports robust certifications. You can find links to certifications we endorse here.
In its position as a professional guild and industry association, we have programs which acknowledge the sustainability credentials of our members, these however are not formal certifications;
For individuals: Sustainability Leader
Acknowledgement of event industry professionals that have undergone Continuing Professional Development training. Read more.
For consultants/specialists/auditors: SEA Accredited Professional
Accreditation for professionals working in the event sustainability space. SEA Accredited Professionals are recognised for their advanced knowledge, experience and competency within the field of sustainability in event management. To be recognised as an SEA Accredited Professional, a number of compliance criteria are required. Accreditation is for individual professionals who are putting themselves forward as experts or specialists in this field to consult, train, audit or work in-house on events sustainability. Read more.
Recognition of events that are addressing sustainability issues and impacts via our Events Sustainability Roadmap or other endorsed programs for certification or compliance with standards. Read more.
For Suppliers: s.Supplier
Recognition for suppliers to the event industry that meet best practice sustainability performance in their supply chain sector, or are able to provide information on various sustainability issues and impacts and their management of them. To become an endorsed supplier with the SEA, organisations are scrutinised to assess what steps they are taking to be sustainable suppliers. Read more.
For Venues: s.Venue
Recognition for venues which are addressing sustainability issues and impacts. To be listed in the s.Venue Finder, a venue must submit information to explain the steps they are taking to be sustainably operated venues. Venues starting out on their journey can follows the Venue Sustainability Roadmap. Read more.