Sustainability is incredibly important to ICCA. It is one of our four main pillars. Our heritage and reach puts us in a unique position to be a true global advocate for sustainability in the international events and meetings industry.
We believe in challenging ourselves and work with established sustainability partners like the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS) to assess the environmental impact of our own events so we can strive to do things better. ICCA is also a proud founding partner of the Net Zero Carbon Events Roadmap bringing the events industry on a common journey towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Sustainability also means making a commitment to the health and well-being of our own industry by advocating for sustainable growth through education, knowledge transfer, policy changes, and job creation.
Read how Sustainability content helped shape our 61st Congress.
ICCA is built on sharing knowledge and building trust and this helps us frame our sustainability proposition. We recognise some countries and communities are further down the road to sustainability than others, but we believe our role is to help all get to the place they want to be. We can inspire members to develop their own sustainable best practices and show the positive and lasting effects their events can bring to their community, and company brand profile.
The UNSDG’s give us all a common benchmark. ICCA understands what our industry needs to do to change perceptions and create a positive new narrative about how we are responsibly changing the world by taking the initiative and changing the way we work.