APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards

Events Industry Council's APEX initiative, in partnership with ASTM International, has created the industry's first and only comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings.
  
The standards, composed of nine individual standards (sometimes referred to as "sectors") addressing the scope of the meeting and event planning process, give meeting and event organizers a comprehensive roadmap for improving and measuring event sustainability on an ongoing basis.

These formal, voluntary standards are focused around prescriptive actions, specific measurable targets for producing events in a more sustainable manner. Available electronically through ASTM International.

This list below indexes each of the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards with the full ASTM name, designation and link to the appropriate page on ASTM's web site.

STANDARDS BUNDLE:  All of the standards are also available as a specially-priced ASTM Compilation.  The electronic-only Compilation includes ALL of the published standards. The ASTM Compilation is available for $168 by following this link.
Standard Sector / Full Title ASTM Designation & Link Status
Accommodations
Standard Specification for the Evaluation and Selection of Accommodations for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences
E2772 Published
Audio/Visual and Production
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Audio Visual (AV) and Production for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2745 Published
Communications & Marketing
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Communication and Marketing Materials for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2746 Published
Destinations
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Destinations for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2741 Published
Exhibits
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Exhibits for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2742 Published
Food & Beverage
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Food and Beverage for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2773 Published
Meeting Venue
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2774 Published
On-Site Offices
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Onsite Offices for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2747 Published
Transportation
Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Transportation for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences
E2743 Published