Why Certify Your Event?
Certification has become a valuable endorsement of the environmental status of events worldwide. Growing international consumer demand for environmentally friendly or carbon-neutral events, conferences and meetings - and an appreciation for the impacts that these have on the Earth makes this a valuable marketing tool for any conference or event management company. By applying simple, effective and managed strategies and systems at the very start of the event planning stage, organizers and operators can apply for certification in one of two categories: ‘Green Event’ or ‘Carbon Neutral Event’ to certify that the event complies with internationally recognised standards of environmental responsibility.
There are many reasons why event organisers, PCO’s and others have chosen to identify their activities in the South African and international market:
You get real event differentiation, resulting in more recognition and support from an increasingly selective market;
Independent certification provides assurance to the public that your activities have been planned and managed in an environmentally responsible way and that they will reduce their overall environmental impacts for their period of operation - and beyond; and
You are proud of your activity. Having it independently tested and certified proves that you care about the impacts your activities have and that you have achieved your environmentally responsible organisational objectives.
Heritage Eco Events provides you with an independent evaluation of your environmental standard and ensures that the materials, components and management processes used in your event have a limited and managed impact on our fragile environment. Because the Programme provides an independent third-party certification, it recognises that products bearing the Eco Event label conform to specific South African or International environmentally responsible standards.
An ongoing environmental management strategy by organisers is an essential part of the Eco Event Programme and a clear endorsement that your company is dedicated to environmentally responsible management standards.