Do I need a sustainable development policy? What is that?

This is one of the first things that an organisation needs to do. The policy will state the sustainable development principles to which the organisation subscribes, and it will lay down its goals and objectives, along with strategies and actions to achieve them. It is likely that the policy will be developed at the outset through a circular research process as the organisation begins to identify potential issues, especially through communication and engagement with interested parties (stakeholders). The sustainable development policy may either outline specific issues that have been identified and how they will be addressed (for event organisers with a single type of event with the same parameters) or it will outline the process through which issues will be identified for each event it produces.