In May 2015, a working group was established by the EGF to focus on the development of appropriate standards which were in line with ISO 20121:2012, but which addressed all the elements of greening an event. Under the chairmanship of Greg McManus, the group considered a number of similar international initiatives and came up with standards that address most of the role players within the events industry. For the first time in South Africa, standards have been set for all role players in an effort to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to event greening takes place.
The standard is subject to review and amendment from time to time, updated versions will be published by the EGF once approved. These standards should be read in conjunction with the Sustainable Events Standard Interpretation Guide which will be available from 15 October 2016.
The standards can be downloaded here.