iCompli Sustainability

19 Feb

Shelton, CT February 19, 2013 – GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council), the non-profit professional meetings association dedicated to promoting sustainable meetings, has reached an agreement with iCompli, a division of BPA Worldwide, a global third-party assurance provider, to develop a certification program for the event industry's sustainability standards. The standards, known as the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards, were released last year to address environmental and social sustainability in the meeting and event industry.

Tamara Kennedy, Executive Director of the GMIC, whose members led the development of the APEX/ASTM Standards, commented, "Certification drives adoption of industry standards. We saw a real need in the industry for a certification program that industry participants could achieve and be recognized for their sustainability performance. We wanted an audit partner who not only knew our industry, but was willing to work with us to develop an affordable yet rigorous process. iCompli met those requirements."

13 Feb

Image Audiovisuals has become the first audio visual production company in the world to be certified to a new international sustainability standard designed to promote responsible environmental and social practices in the event industry. Image Audiovisuals achieved Level One certification with the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Audio Visual (AV) and Production Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences (E2745-11).

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