Sustainable Destinations Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) is the leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for meetings and events destinations around the world.  The mission of the programme is to engage, inspire and enable destinations to become more sustainable places to visit, meet and thrive in. www.gds-index.com Verification and Scoring After signing up as a member of the GDS-Index, the municipality, destination convention bureau or destination management organisation, complete an online questionnaire, gathering data from stakeholders and providing key performance indicators and supporting data. The destinations are required to submit proof or evidence with each question, disclosing the source of their information. The quantitative data submitted by the destinations are usually from official sources, such as the city’s sustainability department. Consultants from the GDS-Index evaluate the submission, looking for inconsistencies and errors in the data. Each performance indicator is assigned a number of points and according to how well the destination fulfils each indicator, it gets some of these points, no points or all points (a full score). Indicators scores are then aggregated and weighted into an individual category score. The final destinations ranking is a sum of the four individual category...

SMPP Tool

The SMPP® Tool is an online system to help meet the paperwork requirements of ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems. The SMPP® system includes an online manual and fillable forms with ready-to-use company event sustainability policies, procedures, goals, measurable objectives, scoring forms, checklists, industry compliance forms and reporting templates to achieve ISO 20121 conformity....

eventIMPACTS

The eventIMPACTS ToolKit is intended to provide organisers and supporters of public events with some key guidance and good practice principles for evaluating the Economic, Social, Environmental and Media related impacts associated with their event. Developed by UK Sport, EventScotland, Visit Britain, the London Development Agency, the North West Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. More information can be found on the eventIMPACTS...

Event Sustainability Tool

This online tool has been designed to support event managers working to create a sustainable event. The tool includes measurement check-lists, communication templates and industry best practice advice. The online tool will generate a report which can be given to clients or used as evidence of steps taken towards compliance with industry standards including ISO 20121....