The Future of Sustainability
Reporting in the Events Sector
Learning Points
• What is happening in the industry now
• What is the GRI EOSS?
• How you can be involved
What do we mean by
     sustainability?

"An enduring, balanced approach to
  economic activity, environmental
  responsib...
How are events operating
     sustainably?
Management System = How
           you do it
•   BS8901
•   Sustainability Policy
•   Stakeholder engagement
•   Identify ...
Checklist approach
APEX = What you do
 9.4.2 Supplier shall implement an anti-
 idling policy for all staff for a period o...
Which one should I choose?
• Work together
• Check list for initial sustainability
  measures
• Deciding on key issues or ...
What are the benefits ?
• Tender opportunities -
• Decrease overheads

-Turning down your thermostat by 1°c, could cut
you...
Who is currently operating in a
      sustainable way?
                Olympic Stadium -
                Material Monitori...
The Barbican
Waste audit to be
conducted
Monitoring waste at 3
events to provide an
average landfill waste
measurement
Old Trafford
25.6% gas
savings in
2008/9
Compared
with 2007/8
Current reporting
Global Reporting Initiative -
        Who are they?
• NGO set up by the
  UN
• World’s most widely-
  used sustainability
...
GRI Reporting - What is it?
• Report on what you are doing and how
• FTSE 100 companies
Who is reporting using GRI?
How do they link?
• Way of working or checklist approach
• Framework for reporting your results
• Consider it at the start
What to report
• Company info
• Management approach
• Measurable targets - Initiatives to
  reduce greenhouse gas emission...
VANOC
What do you think the benefits
           are?
Benefits of reporting
•   Transparency and honesty in sector
•   Increased comparability
•   Industry leaders
•   Reputati...
Sector Supplements
Themes
Some of the main themes that are being
reported in the events sector are:
  – Legacy
  – Anti-doping
  – Transporta...
How to get involved
• Public commentary via online survey from 26
  May to 3 August 2010
• Public comment on full final dr...
Points to take away
Do you feel that you know more about:
- Current sustainability approaches
- GRI
- How you can become i...
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  1. 1. The Future of Sustainability Reporting in the Events Sector
  2. 2. Learning Points • What is happening in the industry now • What is the GRI EOSS? • How you can be involved
  3. 3. What do we mean by sustainability? "An enduring, balanced approach to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress"
  4. 4. How are events operating sustainably?
  5. 5. Management System = How you do it • BS8901 • Sustainability Policy • Stakeholder engagement • Identify key issues • Way of working
  6. 6. Checklist approach APEX = What you do 9.4.2 Supplier shall implement an anti- idling policy for all staff for a period of time that covers all services rendered for all planner offices considered to be onsite.
  7. 7. Which one should I choose? • Work together • Check list for initial sustainability measures • Deciding on key issues or all issues
  8. 8. What are the benefits ? • Tender opportunities - • Decrease overheads -Turning down your thermostat by 1°c, could cut your fuel bills by 10% -Using 1 energy-saving light bulb could save you £5/year
  9. 9. Who is currently operating in a sustainable way? Olympic Stadium - Material Monitoring Responsible sourcing Local suppliers Re - usable materials
  10. 10. The Barbican Waste audit to be conducted Monitoring waste at 3 events to provide an average landfill waste measurement
  11. 11. Old Trafford 25.6% gas savings in 2008/9 Compared with 2007/8
  12. 12. Current reporting
  13. 13. Global Reporting Initiative - Who are they? • NGO set up by the UN • World’s most widely- used sustainability reporting framework • multi-stakeholder consensus approach
  14. 14. GRI Reporting - What is it? • Report on what you are doing and how • FTSE 100 companies
  15. 15. Who is reporting using GRI?
  16. 16. How do they link? • Way of working or checklist approach • Framework for reporting your results • Consider it at the start
  17. 17. What to report • Company info • Management approach • Measurable targets - Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
  18. 18. VANOC
  19. 19. What do you think the benefits are?
  20. 20. Benefits of reporting • Transparency and honesty in sector • Increased comparability • Industry leaders • Reputation enhancement
  21. 21. Sector Supplements
  22. 22. Themes Some of the main themes that are being reported in the events sector are: – Legacy – Anti-doping – Transportation – Inclusivity – Sourcing
  23. 23. How to get involved • Public commentary via online survey from 26 May to 3 August 2010 • Public comment on full final draft Supplement early 2011 • Launch of the Supplement by mid- 2011 • Practitioners network email: guidelines@globalreporting.org ‘Subscribe Events’ in the subject line.
  24. 24. Points to take away Do you feel that you know more about: - Current sustainability approaches - GRI - How you can become involved

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