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Denver Reaches Top Sustainability Recognition

By Beth Buehler

The Events Industry Council (EIC) recently announced Visit Denver has achieved platinum-level certification for EIC Sustainable Event Standards. Denver is the first destination to achieve this highest level of certification.

Denver skyline. Feb. 8, 2024
Denver offers myriad sustainable event options. || Courtesy of Visit Denver

The EIC Sustainable Event Standards are specific standards for environmental and social responsibility within the events industry. Recipients must meet performance criteria in the areas of organizational management, marketing, communications and engagement, climate action, water management, materials and circularity, supply chain management, diversity, equity and inclusion, accessibility, and social impact. The destination standard is one of seven comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings. 

“This is a milestone achievement for Visit Denver and all of us working to make Denver the sustainable destination of choice for convention planners,” says Visit Denver President and CEO Richard Scharf. “It is a great honor to be the first to earn such a vitally important certification while making a significant contribution toward our city’s long-term vision for sustainability.”