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Organiser sustainability commitments

XA Sustainability logo The Cross Association Sustainability Working Group provides AEV, AEO and ESSA members with focus on the important issues around sustainability and gives all the ability to work together to help reduce the event industry’s impact on the environment.
In January 2019 the (then) group chair (Martin Cottrell, A1 Event and Exhibition Cleaners) and vice (Lucille Ryan, Informa PLC) met to create short and long-term objectives.

 

Commitment 1: Inspiring sustainable development 

Principle 1

For the organiser to support the future of the industry their events serve through their content and features.

Principle 2

For the organiser to have developed a purposeful partnership with a not for profit. 

Principle 3

For there to be substantial sustainability communications. 

Principle 4

For the organiser and their employees to be engaged with sustainability, and for it to be a part of event decisions

Commitment 2: Running an environmentally responsible event

Principle 5

For the organisers to have initiatives in place which increase the events energy efficiency

Principle 6

For the organisers to have initiatives in place which decrease the amount and impact of waste generated by the event

Principle 7

For the organiser to have initiatives in place which reduce the impact of the transport and travel generated by the event

Principle 8

For the organiser to include sustainability considerations in to their procurement processes and choices

Commitment 3: Running a socially responsible operation

Principle 9

For the organiser to implement initiatives which supports the local area around their offices and events

Principle 10

For the organiser to implement initiatives which enhance the equality, accessibility, and respect for all.

Principle 11

For the organiser to implement initiatives which enhance the wellbeing of all involved with the event

Principle 12

For the organiser to collect and analyse event sustainability data in order to inform future improvements