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Government backs sustainable events

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Government backs sustainable events


Defra minister Hilary Benn has lent his support to a sustainable events standard that aims to reduce the economic, social and environmental impacts of exhibitions and events.


Benn, who toured Earls Court and Olympia, one of the first venues to be certified to the event management standard, says: “We all have to play our part in the move to more sustainable living. That’s why it’s great to see the UK events industry taking up the challenge to make their industry more sustainable. What I’ve seen here today at Earls Court is a really good example of what you can do when you put your mind to it.”


The standard has been revised to make it easier for exhibition and event organisers to implement BS 8901 following feedback from initial adopters of the initiative.


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