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This certification has recently been reviewed and revised and encompasses a vast range of standards around the environment and sustainability to make this a highly recognised accreditation. To benefit from this important environmental initiative, IACC requires members to either subscribe for the first time or update their past adherence to the Code. The Code of Sustainability is valid for 2 years and renewal is required bi-annually. 

By signing the Code of Sustainability, IACC members agree to support IACC’s Environmental Policy, to adopt the tenets of the code, and to join other members in an association-wide effort to continually strive for greater sustainability.


IACC shall be a leader in creating environmental awareness among IACC member properties and their clients. We do this by communicating the initiatives that we have researched and identified as having a lesser environmental impact; by encouraging IACC members to adopt these environmentally responsible practices into their business operations; and by continuous improvement to our own management efforts; all with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.


IACC has a rigorous Code of Sustainability which includes 60 tenets in the following areas:

IACC monitors and updates the Code periodically in order to ensure that it reflects state-of-the-art best practices. When IACC members sign the Code of Sustainability, they certify that their venue supports IACC’s Environmental Policy and they join with other members in striving for more sustainable, environmentally responsible industry policies and practices.

Members are required to update the status of their adherence to applicable tenets in the Code on an annual basis and IACC offers three tiers of participation. Members that achieve 100% of the Code qualify for the Platinum Tier; those that achieve 85% qualify for the Gold Tier; and those that achieve 75% qualify for the Silver Tier.

IACC is pleased to publish its leaders in environmental responsibility:

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Platinum Tier

High Country Conference Center

UCI Conference Center

Gold Tier

American Geophysical Union Conference Center

Arden Shisler Conference Center

Babson Executive Conference Center

Center for Automotive Education & Training

Convene @ 32 Old Slip

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Fluno Center

Hilton Denver Inverness 

Johnson & Johnson Education and Conference Center

Kellogg Conference Hotel

The Merrill 

Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center 

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center

Rizzo Conference Center

The Aspen Meadows Resort

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

NIU Naperville

Summit Chicago

Silver Tier

Black Canyon Conference Center

Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center

Chase Centre on the Riverfront 

Chauncey Conference Center

Deloitte University

Desert Willow Conference Center

Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens

Edith Macy Conference Center

Pacific Palms Resor

RLA Learning and Conference Cente

Q Center

NIU Rockford

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center


Platinum Tier

CCT Venues

Lane End Conference Centre

Gold Tier

De Vere Beaumont Estate

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

De Vere East Midlands

De Vere Holborn Bars

De Vere Latimer Estate

De Vere West One

etc.venues - 155 Bishopsgate

etc.venues - County Hall

Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

De Vere Tortworth Estate

Møller Institute

Royal College of Physicians

Warwick Conferences - Scarman

Warwick Conferences - Radcliffe

Silver Tier

De Vere Wokefield Estate

De Vere Cranage Estate

De Vere Horsley Estate

De Vere Staverton Estate

The Lensbury

etc.venues - St Pauls


Gold Tier

Balingsholm Kursgård AB

Engsholms Slott


Rönneberga Konferens

Runö Möten & Events


Skogshem & Wijk

Högberga Gård

Silver Tier



Gold Tier

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Canada

Centre Mont-Royal Canada

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Canada

NAV Centre Canada

Vantage Venues Canada


Gold Tier

Bautahøj Kursuscenter og Hotel

Dallund Castle

Hotel Marienlyst

HUSET Middlefart

Konventum A/S

Pharmakon Konference center




Gold Tier

De Ruwenberg Hotel Meetings Events

Kapellerput Conference Hotel


Platinum Tier



Gold Tier

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels


Gold Tier

Serge Kampf Les Fontaines


Silver Tier

Dolce Sitges


Platinum Tier

Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa



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