The standards are applicable to any planner or supplier seeking a prescriptive, results-oriented approach to improving the sustainability of their events or events services. The standards can be used when planning or supplying goods and services for nearly any meeting or event, regardless of the size or scope.
Because of the modular nature of the nine standards, planners use the standards that apply to a specific meeting or event. This means the standards can be used for anything from a social event to a city-wide convention.
Because the standards offer four levels of attainment they are accessible to any organization while offering a clear path for continued engagement and improvement.