What has driven the need to develop this standard?

A rise in ecological and social consciousness in recent years has led to increased consumer and stakeholder interest in sustainable products and processes. The events sector is a multi-industry network of national and international stakeholders, social, cultural and business environments. It is well positioned to be a major driver and influencer in the global transition to organizational sustainability.

An international standard will harmonize the event industry’s global efforts to demonstrate commitment to sustainable development through a recognised framework. It will allow the events industry to address its negative and positive social, economic and environmental issues, impacts and legacies  in a systematic and transparent manner.