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5/03/2013 Events 2013

Certified sustainable events now also an option in Italy thanks to ICEA and Punto3. Emilia Romagna’s UISP congress marks a first in the field

Certification scheme Eventi Sostenibili® - ICEA, developed by Punto3 and Tangram in collaboration with ICEA, Institute for Ethics and Environmental Certification, can be requested voluntarily by those organizing a meeting or an event to assess its sustainability and impact on the environment.  

The certification process is divided into four basic stages: assessment prior to the event (pre-assessment); suggestions for improvement; technical inspections conducted during the event itself and post-event considerations. Assessment of environmental performance is conducted  by Punto3 and by means of a software known as “Sustainable Event Screening®” which assigns a sustainability class (four in all).

The first event to obtain the Eventi Sostenibili – ICEA (ICEA – Sustainable Events) trademark was Emilia Romagna’s UISP (Unione Italiana Sport Per tutti) regional congress. The event, attended by 205 delegates, was held on 23 and 24 February 2013 at the Hotel Raffaello in Modena.

The analysis, conducted Punto3 using SES 5.0 software, classified the event as a Class A, with a sustainability level of 83 percentage points out of 100.

The measures adopted by the congress to guarantee increased sustainability included a 71% reduction of paper and printed materials thanks to the distribution of digital documents; the use of carpooling ( 46% of the delegates shared car journeys);  sustainable catering thanks to the use of locally sourced produce (including a portion of Parmesan cheese produced in the areas affected by the recent earthquake) plus the dissemination of guidelines for the organization of sustainable sporting events.


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