Green Events Report 2013: Sustainability becomes an Issue

Amiando, the pioneer in online event registration and ticketing published its new Green Events Report 2013. Amiando decided to find out if green and sustainability issues are getting more important and what the main reasons for event professionals are to not act green.

The Green Events Report 2013 is based on a survey amiando conducted and, in which various event organisers worldwide participated. amiando’s report outlines the most important facts of the survey and gives effective tips for the successful organisation of green events. In cooperation with ClimatePartner, carbon emissions can be balanced and offset through high quality carbon offset projects.

Green Events have a higher importance for event professionals than in previous years

61% of event organisers indicated that green and sustainability issues are higher on their agenda than in the past. 23% of the event organisers say that green issues remain just as important as in previous years.

Green Topics find their ways into event companies

The survey result illustrates that green topics are becoming more important to the event organisers: A CSR policy is important to a majority of the industry; only 34% of the event professionals do not have such a policy.

Know-how and budgets are restrictions for a more sustainable working practice

The answers to this question are explicit: over 31% indicated that a lack of both knowledge and funds are the main issues. Only 21% explained that their main reason for the lack of more sustainable working practices is due to “time” and “company buying in”.