General Assembly (GA) planners measure event sustainability in multiple ways. We have a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) that are tracked from event to event. This includes three groups of measures:
This score-based tool rates sustainability for a specific event using a 100 point scale. It awards credit to the planner for making requests, successfully implementing best practices and measuring performance.
Adopted in 2012, the APEX ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standard is a technical standard that provides criteria an event must meet in order to be considered “environmentally sustainable”. The Standard has four Levels with more than 400 requirements in order to meet Level One. The ISO 20121: 2012 Standard is an international system standard that promotes integration of environmentally and socially responsible considerations into event management. It was launched in June 2012 to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games. The UUA gauges performance against both of these standards.
The UUA invites feedback from attendees in multiple ways. Qualitative comments are provided onsite and recorded in a journal in the exhibit hall. In addition a post-event online evaluation is sent to all attendees. Event participants are invited to provide comments on all event practices, in addition to sustainability.
We encourage you to read the General assembly Sustainability Report (PDF) from 2013 compiled by MeetGreen to learn more details about what has been accomplished and still needs to be improved in order to progress against the following five objectives:
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
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