iCompli Sustainability

22 Jun

As the Largest Convention Center in North America, McCormick Place is the First Top-Tier Convention Destination to Achieve Distinction

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that the City of Chicago has been certified as a sustainable destination for meetings and events. Chicago is one of the first cities in the world and the only top-tier convention destination to achieve this distinction to date. In April, McCormick Place became the world's largest convention center to be certified as a sustainable venue under the APEX-ASTM standard pertaining to the evaluation and selection of venues for environmentally sustainable meetings, events, trade shows and conferences. This achievement highlights Chicago's continuing efforts to be the greenest city in the world.

29 Apr

The McCormick Place convention center, has become the largest convention center in North America to be certified with a new international sustainability standard. This certification was introduced in 2012 to promote responsible environmental and social practices in the event industry. McCormick Place achieved Level One Certification with the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences.

04 Mar

VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, has become the first convention and visitors bureau in the world certified in a new international sustainability standard designed to promote responsible environmental and social practices in the events industry.

VISIT DENVER achieved Level One certification with the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Destinations for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences (abbreviated as "E2741-11" and commonly known as the APEX Standard).

iCompli, a not-for-profit international auditing organization, developed the certification protocols for the new standards and performed the independent third-party certification of VISIT DENVER's compliance with the destination standard. iCompli is the first third-party auditing organization to be endorsed by GMIC as a provider of ASTM certification.

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