This file library contains files and websites with relevant information about Meeting and Event Standards. Three separate and unique voluntary processes are now available to meeting planners, organizers and industry suppliers. BS 8901: the specification for a sustainable event management system. The APEX Green Meeting and Events Voluntary Standards: Published in collaboration with the USEPA, Green Meeting Industry Council and the Convention Industry Council. GRI: The Global Reporting initiative. A formal standard is based on the consensus of industry stakeholder opinion, meeting the requirements of an independent standards organization. BS8901 was developed by the British Standards Institution while the APEX green meeting standards were developed in association with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Each country has their own standards body, most of which are members of the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international NGO and collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Program that over the last 10 years has developed the world’s most widely used framework for sustainability reporting. The GRI G3 Sustainability Reporting Framework provides guidance and key performance indicators that create the conditions for the transparent and reliable reporting of sustainability information. Currently the GRI is creating a supplement for the events industry due for release in 2012. This project will result in a standardized framework for sectoral sustainability reporting, ensuring that sustainability reports by events organizers effectively cover the key issues for the sector and are comparable. This sector specific reporting guidance, integrated into the G3 Guidelines, is to be used in addition to rather than in place of the Guidelines. The guidelines are used today for leading events such as COP15, the Olympics and the Europe World Cup.
The CMP International Standards (CMP-IS) are the body of knowledge for the Certified Meeting Professional program and examination. The CMP-IS defines and categorizes the skills, competencies and abilities an individual needs in order to be successful in the profession.The CMP-IS represents the most significant enhancement to the CMP body of knowledge since the start of the CMP program in 1985.