We exist to create a sustainable event industry.
Our expertise and support helps organisations in the events industry to consider and implement sustainability within their working operations.
Who we are
Sustainable Events Ltd is recognised as a leader in the implementation of sustainability in the event industry.
Our Managing Director, Fiona Pelham, was Chair of the ISO 20121 standard for event sustainability, and we were consultants for the development of the Global Reporting Initiative Event Organizers Sector Supplement (GRI EOSS).
Our actions revolve around our passion for sustainability and our business values of honesty, collaboration, positivity, proactivity, leadership, integrity and transparency.
We like to practice what we preach, and we work in compliance with ISO 20121 as well as producing an annual sustainability report which has more information about us.
We can support you throughout your sustainability journey in a variety of ways.
Understand where you are on your sustainability journey and what you can do to improve.
ISO 20121 Workshops
In-house workshops to prepare you for ISO 20121 certification and provide you with support working to the standard.
Learn how to engage with your stakeholders around sustainability and communicate what you're doing.
What we do
We can support you to implement ISO 20121, the international standard for event sustainability. If you're not sure what you're missing then we can offer gap analyses for event organisers, venues and industry suppliers to understand where they are in relation to these international event industry standards.
We can provide sustainability reporting and on site monitoring and measuring, and we can help you to understand how to use the Global Reporting Initiative Event Organizers Sector Supplement (GRI EOSS) reporting framework.
We support businesses to show leadership and meet their company visions, and we use the leading online system www.eventsustainability.com to support organisations in documenting and sharing their sustainability journey.
What support can we give you?
Just getting started?
If you're not sure where to start and you have a limited budget, then head on over to the Positive Impact website for resources, education and community collaboration.
If you're ready for more and want bespoke support, then read on to find out how Sustainable Events Ltd can help you.
Why Work With Us?
Discover what makes us different.
Don't just take our word for it...
Carbon Trust Wales
“Sustainability is integral to our message at the Carbon Trust, so ensuring that the events we organise are as sustainable as possible is a priority for us. Sustainable Events Ltd helped us implement a comprehensive system under the framework of British Standard 8901 which enables us to monitor, measure, and most importantly reduce the negative impact our events may have.”
Rachel Howells at Carbon Trust Wales
"They are extremely knowledgeable not only of sustainability but also the industry itself so the advice they give is tailored and specific to what we do on a day to day basis – a huge advantage when you consider some of the many idiosyncrasies our industry has.
If you are looking for a company to help you with this then I would absolutely recommend Sustainable Events Ltd as a partner to you.”
GES Exhibitions and Event Services
“We couldn’t have done it without you”
Gary Styles from Melville, after the Exhibition and Event Services company won the Sustainability Award at the Exhibition News Awards 2012.
Are you looking for similar support?
Become an Associate
Would you like to work with a forward thinking small business which likes to do things differently? Sustainable Events Ltd is looking for people who share our values to work with us towards our vision of a sustainable events industry.
In keeping with our values of collaboration and leadership, we want to work with other people to create change in the events industry and to support other like-minded individuals who want to grow their businesses, expand their skills, gain new work and learn about sustainability in the events industry.
If you have experience of working in sustainability, or working in the events industry, you could become an Associate.
Associates work on a freelance basis, delivering workshops and sustainability support to existing and new clients. Payment rates are transparent and there are lots of opportunities to increase workloads and earn more money for those who are motivated and committed.
All materials, support and training are provided, and the annual fee is less than the income from one day’s client work.
We have two methods for training, you can either undergo our online training, which can be done anywhere at anytime, or you can come to our office in Manchester, UK, for in person training. We have three in person training dates coming up: 13th April 2018, 19th July 2018 and 18th October 2018.
If you'd like to find out more about our associate programme, take a look at our information page here.
What our associates have said....
Freelance Responsible Tourism Consultant
"I do thank you all for all your support and guidance during my time as an Associate. I learnt a lot and the whole experience was very worthwhile."
Managing Director Sustainable Vilnius
"I'm so glad that I'm working with sustainable events. It really fills me with motivation and every day I feel more determined to continue on this amazing path."
Tell me more...
To become an Associate for Sustainable Events Ltd, you will be required to complete an application and attend a training course, which includes a short assessment. The cost of the training is £500 + VAT (excluding any travel or accommodation costs) and sessions take place approximately twice per year. If the costs are prohibitive, you can apply for a funding loan – contact us for more details.
Sustainable Events Ltd already has clients internationally and is keen to continue to grow business around the world even further. To ensure we extend our reach, we have developed an online associate training course for those living all around the world.
Coming to visit?
As a sustainable business, we encourage you to use public transport when visiting our offices.
We are five minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly rail station and Piccadilly Gardens bus station.
Sustainable Events Ltd
57 Hilton Street
As part of our ISO 20121 management system we review and update our sustainability policy annually. All our interested parties may view and download our policy below.