APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards

The industry's first and only comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings are being created through a partnership of CIC's APEX initiative and ASTM International.

The standards have completed the development process and have been approved for publication by ASTM International, granting the standards recognition through an ANSI-accredited international standards setting organization. 

The standards are composed of nine individual standards (sometimes referred to as "sectors") addressing the scope of the meeting and event planning process.

The nine sectors are Audio Visual, Accommodations, Communications, Destinations, Exhibits, Food & Beverage, Meeting Venue, On-Site Office and Transportation