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Business events support 26 millions jobs. If the industry were a country, it would be the world’s 13th largest economy.


The Sustainability Policy of SITE Southeast is to foster and implement initiatives that support sustainability in planning and managing meetings, conferences, and events. SITE Southeast is committed to establishing a position of sustainability leadership in our industry and providing the resources and support for continual improvement.


The purpose behind this policy is a commitment to our vision, principles, and values in support of preserving and protecting environmental, social, and economic conditions impacted by our organization.


SITE Southeast will promote and lead sustainability in all meeting planning activities we control or influence. We will target specific events to execute improvement in processes and document progress.

SITE Southeast focuses on:

  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well Being
  • Life on Land
Sustainable Development Goals
1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Goals

2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-Being
15. Life on Land

Earth Day

SITE Southeast celebrated Earth Day April 22nd with individual activations taking place across our Eight states! Posts sent to #SITESoutheast and @SITESoutheast were curated to create a story board for SITE Global as part of our roadmap to our chapter sustainability certification.

Check out a few of our favorite posts we captured from our #SITESustainability conscious members!

Celebrating Earth Day's 50th Birthday by planting flowers and working in the garden!
At @barnsleyresort we are proud caretakers of 3,000 acres of land at our Georgia resort. We're honored to share this natural beauty with our guests on Earth Day, and every day!
Being green and walking to work today.
SITE SE Earth Day Participation. We are inviting everyone to get involved by taking a photo of your Earth Day activity.
sitesoutheast What are your plans for Earth Day?
woman planting flowers, working in her raised bed garden.
Atlanta recyclers. Here is an organization that accepts hard to recycle items,. Happy Earth Day.
Karen Carini. The day started with a visit to our neighborhood market to pick up flowers, lunch and an eco-friendly house warming gift.

The Centre for Sustainability and Social Impact

The Centre is a representation of our vision, mission, and values. It is dedicated to providing globally- relevant resources that champion the adoption of sustainable and socially impactful practices. Through access to such resources, we contribute to a lasting pan-industry commitment to environmental and social responsibility, including accelerated action for sustainable development and increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our global events industry has the ability and responsibility to drive meaningful change, create welcoming communities and improve society through our actions.

The Centre for Sustainability and Social Impact

Principles for Sustainable Events

Join global events industry leaders in endorsing the principles for sustainable events Definition for event sustainability.

Sustainability for events means taking action towards preserving our natural environment; promoting a healthy, inclusive society; and supporting a thriving economy.

Sustainability Pledge

Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Standards

Major changes have been made to increase the EIC Sustainable Event Standards’ ease of use, strengthen social responsibility considerations and recognise innovation and exemplary performance. These standards will replace the APEX / ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards. More than 100 of the industry’s leading practitioners contributed to the development of the new standards, which have been purposefully designed to increase sustainable practices across the events industry.

Sustainability Standards and Registry

What is your organization doing to support sustainability? Send your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or tag us on social media so we can showcase YOU!