Vancouver Convention Centre awarded two international sustainability standards


AMERICAS – The Vancouver Convention Centre has obtained level one certification in two internationally sustainability standards.
The APEX (Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange) and American Society for Testing and Materials certification is awarded to venues that achieve high standards in environmentally sustainable meetings, tradeshows and conferences. The Vancouver Convention Centre has obtained level one certification in both the Venue and Food and Beverage standards.
“We are proud to achieve these globally recognised standards for sustainability,” says Claire Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing at the centre. “Our ASTM certification is a reflection of our strong commitment to sustainability and to play a leading role in shaping a green meetings industry.”
Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) President Connie Bergeron, CMP, adds: “We are proud to welcome the Vancouver Convention Centre to the exclusive, but growing, club of GMIC members to achieve compliance with the APEX/ASTM standard for venues and for food and beverage.
“This successful effort by the Vancouver Convention Centre demonstrates a sincere commitment to and passion for responsible business practices, and it provides event organisers with confidence they are working with a proven leader in sustainability.”

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