Scandinavia gets world’s first sustainable meetings index

Part of ICCA project for world’s first sustainable meetings region

Cities in Scandinavia are taking pioneer steps to advance their leadership in sustainable meetings, creating first sustainable index. The index is part of an ICCA Scandinavian Chapter project to create the world´s first sustainable meetings region. It uses 16 performance indicators to measure and benchmark the sustainability commitment and performance of city governments, destination infrastructure (such as recycling, renewable energy, etc.) and the sustainability commitment and performance of the local meetings industry.
More than 50 organizations including convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organisations, venues and agencies have so far signed the Scandinavia Sustainable Meetings Accord launched in March 2012. The accord outlines 10 specific actions that all signatories commit to in order to advance sustainable development within the meetings and events industry.
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