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Salt Lake Green Team Partnership Achieves New Events Industry Council (EIC) Sustainable Event Standards

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced the first organizations to have achieved the EIC Sustainable Event Standards. In the West, these suppliers have achieved the standards, by level:

  • Salt Lake Green Team Partnership
    • Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (GOLD Level)
    • Utah Food Services, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (GOLD Level)
    • PSAV at the Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain America Expo Center, Salt Lake City and Sandy, Utah, USA (SILVER Level)
    • Visit Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (SILVER Level)
    • Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy, Utah, USA (BRONZE Level)

The new standards, launched in September 2019, are a central initiative of EIC’s Centre for Sustainable Events. Formerly the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards, the EIC Sustainable Event Standards maintain the same level of rigor while improving their ease of use and adoptability. The standards include seven assessment categories in core sectors of the events industry related to sustainability in the areas of environmental and social responsibility. They collectively establish the framework that event organizers and suppliers should follow when incorporating sustainability initiatives at their events and in their operations. In addition to this overarching structure, event organizers and suppliers are assessed on sector-specific criteria.