Will it cost more to organise an event that is consistent with the standard?

In order to successfully integrate sustainable development in a systematic way into your organisation and event (event sustainability management system) you must ensure you have allocated the time, have the knowledge, and resources to do so. If you don’t have the time, knowledge or resources it may require a budgetary outlay in order to set the systems up. You may need to bring in a consultant if there is not the time or knowledge in the existing team to get you where you need to be, and importantly, to work with your supply chain. You may need to invest in professional development training to get the required knowledge embedded into your team. You may need to invest in infrastructure, equipment, processes and systems to set your sustainability plans in action.

Once you have introduced the management system, you may find either costs savings or investment required, depending on what actions you have to take to improve your sustainability performance.