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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 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT

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.

CODE OF SUSTAINABILITY

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

  • Education, Awareness and Public Declaration
  • Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Water Conservation
  • Purchasing
  • Energy Management
  • Air Quality
  • Food & Beverage

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

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USA

Platinum Tier

  • High Country Conference Center
  • Summit Chicago
  • UCI Conference Center

Gold Tier

  • American Geophysical Union Conference Center
  • Center for Automotive Education & Training
  • Fluno Center
  • Kellogg Conference Hotel
  • Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
  • The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
  • Arden Shisler Conference Center
  • Convene @ 32 Old Slip
  • Hilton Denver Inverness
  • Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
  • Rizzo Conference Center
  • Babson Executive Conference Center
  • Eaglewood Resort & Spa
  • Johnson & Johnson Education and Conference Center
  • Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
  • The Aspen Meadows Resort
  • Verisk Conference Center

Silver Tier

  • Chauncey Conference Center
  • Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens
  • Pacific Palms Resort
  • Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
  • Conference Center at Waltham Woods
  • Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
  • Deloitte University
  • Edith Macy Conference Center
  • Q Center
  • The National Conference Center
  • Chase Centre on the Riverfront
  • Desert Willow Conference Center
  • NIU Naperville
  • RLA Learning and Conference Center

UK

Platinum Tier

  • CCT Venues
  • Warwick Conferences – Scarman
  • Etc Venues – St Pauls
  • Etc Venues – 155 Bishopsgate

Gold Tier

  • De Vere Beaumont Estate
  • De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
  • Lane End Conference Centre
  • Warwick Conferences – Radcliffe
  • De Vere Cotswold Water Park
  • De Vere Latimer Estate
  • Møller Institute
  • De Vere East Midlands
  • Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel
  • Royal College of Physicians

Silver Tier

  • De Vere Wokefield Estate
  • De Vere Staverton Estate
  • The Lensbury
  • De Vere Cranage Estate
  • De Vere Tortworth Estate
  • De Vere Horsley Estate
  • Etc Venues – County Hall

Sweden

Gold Tier

  • Balingsholm Kursgård AB
  • Rönneberga Konferens
  • Skogshem & Wijk
  • Engsholms Slott
  • Runö Möten & Events
  • MiLgårdarna
  • Sigtunahöjden

Silver Tier

  • Bryggarsalen

Canada

Gold Tier

  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Canada
  • NAV Centre Canada
  • Centre Mont-Royal Canada
  • Vantage Venues Canada
  • Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Canada
  • Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre

Denmark

Gold Tier

  • Bautahøj Kursuscenter og Hotel
  • Konventum A/S
  • Hotel Marienlyst
  • Pharmakon Konference center
  • HUSET Middlefart
  • Rungstedgaard

Netherlands

Gold Tier

  • De Ruwenberg Hotel Meetings Events
  • Kapellerput Conference Hotel

Australia

Gold Tier

  • Karstens, Melbourne

Belgium

Gold Tier

  • Dolce La Hulpe Brussels

France

Gold Tier

  • Serge Kampf Les Fontaines

Spain

Silver Tier

  • Dolce Sitges

Switzerland

Platinum Tier

  • Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa

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Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program

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Green Seal®

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Green Globe Certification

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.

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

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Events Industry Council 

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.

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