Event organisers to report sustainability 'legacy' of an event

New sustainability guidance has been issued in a bid to encourage event organisers to report on eco-issues related to their particular event.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched the Event Organisers Sector Supplement, which allows event organisers to detail sustainability issues such as attendee travel, green gas emissions and the ‘legacy’ of an event, cites Meetpie.com.

The guidance, which event spaces would do well to take into consideration, allows organisers to report the complete cycle of an event; including before and after its execution.

Maaike Fleur, senior management reporting framework at the Global Reports Initiative, commented on the guidance to Event Magazine.

Fleur remarked: “Over the last ten years there has been a growing interest in the ‘greening’ of events. Public sustainability reporting is still quite a new concept for event organisers, but we anticipate that this new guidance will help them be more transparent about the impacts of their activities.”

In addition, detailing the sustainability of an event is a crucial aspect to the smooth running of the Olympic Games.

That’s according to corporate sustainability manager of London 2012 Phil Cumming, who notes that sustainability is an “integral consideration” in planning and delivering the Games to the general public and the athletes.

“GRI’s supplement will play a key role in achieving these aims,” he said.