Thanks for your interest in joining us. 
The first step before you register as a new member of Sustainable Event Alliance, is to read and agree to our membership charter below.

Membership Charter

I pledge to support the following when planning and delivering my event/s or providing services and solutions to events:


  • Embed and uphold the principles of sustainable development.
  • Commit to sustainability through provision of resources to enable it – time, people, money, materials, knowledge.Produce and uphold a Sustainability Policy.
  • Work toward relevant industry sustainability performance standards, certification or reporting principles.
  • Undergo skills and capacity building in sustainability.
  • Work with the supply chain to encourage sustainable solutions.
  • Communicate sustainability commitment to all stakeholders.

Social Responsibility

  • Consider accessibility issues, including access for complaints and grievances, disabled and elderly access, fair ticketing practices etc.Communicate with and engage the local community.
  • Design-in legacy including resources, knowledge, environment restoration, innovation, skills, business opportunities and economic support.
  • Ensure respect for cultural or religious sensitivities, indigenous rights and vulnerable groups.
  • Ensure the event is and accessible safe for all participants.
  • Prioritise health and safety, diversity and equal opportunity, and fair working conditions for the workforce.
  • Carry out activities in adherence with the responsible business practices of inclusivity, integrity and transparency, and not to participate in anti-competitive behaviour, bribery or corruption.


  • Commit to reducing GHGs by 50% by 2030 and towards net zero emissions by 2050.
  • Commit to a Towards Zero Waste event, optimising circularity, tracking materials flow and taking a producer responsibility approach on all 'waste' items.
  • Prioritise reusable serviceware, avoid all single-use plastic in food and beverage, ensure 100% collection of plastic for responsible recycling.
  • Reduce resource consumption (energy, water, natural and non-renewable resources).
  • Reduce the environmental impacts of purchasing and venue operations (emissions to air, land and water – including toxicity issues).
  • Carry out due diligence along our own supply chain to ensure the most sustainable purchasing choices are made.
  • Implement active and participatory waste processes – to engage participants in the principles of separation and diversion from landfill.
  • Reduce the travel and transport impacts of our activities.
  • Protection of biodiversity and the natural environment in the immediate vicinity and also as it is impacted by the supply chain.


  • Measure, report and disclose impacts.
  • Keep up to date with the industry norms of reporting scope.
  • Feed reporting into national or international benchmarking programs so that event benchmarks can be established - where possible and relevant.
  • Only make verifiable performance claims.
  • Make 'Zero Waste' claims only if the amount of waste which is reused, recycled and/or composted is substantially less than that sent for energy recovery.
  • Do not claim 'carbon neutral' if 'neutrality' has been achieved entirely through carbon offsetting, without measurable and transparent reductions actions firstly, as per PAS 2060 (unless in the first reporting year).
  • Share learnings and best practice with your industry and stakeholders.

We pledge to support the following when planning and delivering our event/s:

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  • Please do not use personal email addresses at your company if you are likely to leave! Your email will not be shared or posted on our website.
  • Your email will not be displayed, only website addresses that you provide above.
  • Your email will not be displayed but you can choose to share it directly with other members. Members will be able to direct message you on Slack.
  • We send out one welcome email and then VERY FEW follow up emails to make special announcements, and newsletters. Make your choice!
  • Please include one or two paragraphs to go with your member profile on the SEA website.

Join the rapidly growing network of events professionals and organisations committed to sustainability. Sign our sustainability charter and use the logo to share the sustainability love!


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