Visit Denver Earns Platinum Sustainability Certificate

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced that Visit Denver has achieved Platinum Level certification to the EIC Sustainable Event Standards. Denver, CO, is the first destination to achieve the highest level of certification. The EIC Sustainable Event Standards are specific standards for environmental and social responsibility within the events industry. Created by the EIC Sustainability Committee in partnership with industry professionals and sustainability practitioners, the requirements provide event planners and suppliers with prescriptive actions for producing and delivering sustainable events.

The standard specifies performance criteria in the areas of organizational management, marketing, communications and engagement, climate action, water management, materials and circularity, supply chain management, diversity, equity and inclusion, accessibility and social impact. The destination standard is one of seven comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings.

“This is a milestone achievement for Visit Denver and all of us working to make Denver the sustainable destination of choice for convention planners,” said Richard W. Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver. “It is a great honor to be the first to earn such a vitally important certification while making a significant contribution toward our city’s long-term vision for sustainability.”

BPA iCompli Sustainability, a nonprofit international auditing organization and an Alliance for Audited Media brand, developed the certification protocols for EIC Sustainable Event Standards and performed the independent third-party certification of Visit Denver’s compliance with the destination standard.

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