IACC Sustainability Initiative

The meetings industry has the opportunity and responsibility to improve our efficiency, reputation, legacy and environmental impact through sustainable practices.

IACC is partnering with the Events Industry Council to raise awareness and promote more sustainable conferences, including our own chapter conferences, by incorporating a range of actions and commitments to reduce our impact on the climate.

Social Responsibility
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Download IACC’s Environmental Policy Statement

IACC embraces its responsibility to people and to the environment. The management of the trade association will act responsibly and provide clear leadership at all times.

In order to lead by example in sustainability and environmental good practice, IACC will take a systematic approach to the environmental management of their day-to-day activities, and will encourage and support members of the trade association towards the use of sustainable materials and solutions, through its Green Star Certification. In addition many countries adopt national standards.

Download IACC’s 7 Simple Ways to Make Your Event More Sustainable.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Engaging the global event industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is vital. Meetings industry professionals across the globe are being urged to take part in a vital initiative this August.

The online survey will provide anyone working in the meetings and events industry the ability to contribute opinions and commitments to how the global event industry could achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This survey has been created as part of the My World Global Citizen Survey to bring people's voices into official debates about the SDGs and will be available in 22 languages. Surveys completed before September 1st will be used to form an ‘acceleration action’ which will be shared with the United Nations.

United Nations – 17 Goals to Transform Our World


IACC Supports the Following Industry Organisations in the pursuit of improving sustainability in meetings;

Positive Impact Events
Events Industry Council – Sustainable Events Standard
Events Industry Council – Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Programme

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