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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:
To view survey questions and criteria please download the PDF Here
High Country Conference Center
UCI Conference Center
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
Hilton Denver Inverness
Johnson & Johnson Education and Conference Center
Kellogg Conference Hotel
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
Black Canyon Conference Center
Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
Chase Centre on the Riverfront
Chauncey Conference Center
Desert Willow Conference Center
Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens
Edith Macy Conference Center
Pacific Palms Resor
RLA Learning and Conference Cente
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
Lane End Conference Centre
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
Royal College of Physicians
Warwick Conferences - Scarman
Warwick Conferences - Radcliffe
De Vere Wokefield Estate
De Vere Cranage Estate
De Vere Horsley Estate
De Vere Staverton Estate
etc.venues - St Pauls
Balingsholm Kursgård AB
Runö Möten & Events
Skogshem & Wijk
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Canada
Centre Mont-Royal Canada
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Canada
NAV Centre Canada
Vantage Venues Canada
Bautahøj Kursuscenter og Hotel
Pharmakon Konference center
De Ruwenberg Hotel Meetings Events
Kapellerput Conference Hotel
Dolce La Hulpe Brussels
Serge Kampf Les Fontaines
Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa
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Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program provides you with the assurance that audited lodging facilities have met environmental best practices standards that are required for their rating of one to five Green Leafs.
More and more companies are recognising that environmentally responsible design and production are an integral part of their mission and the value they want to deliver to their customers. The Green Seal® sends a clear message: we care about improving the health and welfare of people and the planet. As more and more businesses have begun to recognize that environmental priorities can be translated into market advantage, they've turned to Green Seal certification to give them a business edge.
Green Globe Certification is the leading worldwide certification based on internationally accepted documentation formed by Green Globe International Inc. and Green Certifications Inc. Environmental and cultural criteria as well as Corporate Social Responsibilities are aligned with the agreed international best.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel creates sustainable solutions based on a life cycle assessment and an overall goal to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods.
IACC is partnering with the Events Industry Council to raise awareness and promote more sustainable conferences, including our own chapter conferences, by incorporating a range of actions and commitments to reduce our impact on the climate In October 2019 IACC was proud to achieve the EIC Gold Standard for the European Knowledge Festival at Dolce La Hulpe, Brussels.
IACC is here to support you with multiple resources at your disposal.