iCompli Sustainability

About SMPP®

The Sustainable Meeting Planning Program® is an online tool to help meeting planners embed sustainability into their meetings. Visit www.certifysustainability.com for more information about the SMPP® system, including the policies and procedures to plan, track and report meetings sustainably and transparently. It is the only online ISO 20121 Certified Sustainable Meeting Planning Program and complies with the three main industry sustainability standards for planning meetings and events:

  • ISO 20121 – Event Sustainability Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use
  • ASTM/APEX – Standard Specifications for Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences – Planner Performance Requirements
  • GRI Event Organizers Sector Supplement – Reporting Requirements

SMPP® and ISO 20121 Certification

Meeting planners who have completed MPI’s SMPC (Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate) program using SMPP® also have the option of pursuing ISO 20121 Certification through iCompli to enhance their professional credentials.

Planners certified to ISO 20121 have demonstrated the ability to incorporate the very highest levels of sustainable economic, environmental and social practices into their meetings.

Certification is available to MPI (Meeting Professionals International) members at a special discount. Please contact us for current pricing.

About ISO 20121

ISO 20121 is an international standard designed to help organizations involved in the events and hospitality industries integrate sustainability into management practices and processes. The standard was developed by the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization, the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. The ISO 20121 standard defines sustainability in three areas:

  • Economic – operating in a way that is financially viable for the organization, its customers and suppliers
  • Environmental – minimizing the use of resources and reducing waste
  • Social – considering the needs and expectations of those affected by the event or business

 

SMPP® Certification

iCompli offers an independent third party certification program for the Sustainable Meeting Planning Program® (SMPP®). Certification by iCompli verifies that the meeting professional is using the SMPP® system to plan meetings in a sustainable manner. Certification can be used by meeting planners when responding to RFPs as credible proof that the planner is qualified to plan and conduct a sustainable meeting for clients.

Certification is available to MPI (Meeting Professionals International) members at a special discount. Please contact us for current pricing.