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Cliftons celebrated for commitment to the environment and sustainability

Cliftons celebrated for commitment to the environment and sustainability

SYDNEY – 21 May 2024 Cliftons Event Solutions has been recognised for its commitment to the environment and sustainability, achieving platinum level accreditation with IACC Green Star Certification.


The certification is assessed across 60 facets, including education, awareness and public declaration; waste management; recycling; reuse; water conservation; purchasing; energy management; air quality; food and beverage; and social responsibility.


“Putting the environment front and centre at our event venues has been a big focus for Cliftons in recent years. This has included introducing policies and systems to reduce our impact across a wide range of our operations, like energy consumption, sustainable sourcing for food and minimising food waste. We are also supporting our clients in limiting their own environmental impact with better options for hybrid and multi-city events to lower carbon emissions from travel. Achieving this certification has been a business-wide effort and it’s rewarding to have everyone’s efforts recognised,” says Vanessa Green, Chief Executive Officer, Cliftons.


Cliftons is only the second Australian IACC member to achieve Green Star Certification, and the first to achieve platinum status, setting a new standard for Cliftons venues across Australia and New Zealand. 


IACC’s Code of Sustainability is regularly reviewed to ensure it reflects state-of-the-art best practices. Members are required to update their status of adherence to the Code on an annual basis, with three tiers of participation. Members that achieve 100% of the Code qualify for the platinum tier (only six venues globally); 85% is gold tier and above; and 75% is silver tier.


“Sustainability practices have become essential in today’s meetings and conference industry. As a large producer of waste, conferences, events and venues need to take responsibility for finding sustainable practices to protect our planet. It is great to see an increasing number of meeting planners assess venues against green initiatives as part of a bid,“ says Green.


“Educating the industry and supporting venues and our members, like Cliftons, to deliver against measurable sustainability goals is an important part of what we do. We look forward to continuing to drive industry efforts to reduce negative environmental impacts,” says Mark Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, IACC.



About Cliftons Event Solutions 

Cliftons Event Solutions is a privately-owned business events solutions and delivery provider for the corporate and government sectors.  For over 25 years, Cliftons has been the go-to destination for creating remarkable events.  Bringing together spaces, people and technology, Cliftons provides a one-stop shop for all your event management needs, using our contemporary venues and partner venues globally to suit events big and small. Through our in-house team and trusted partnerships, Cliftons can take care of all aspects of project management, audiovisual, marketing, team building, speakers and event logistics. We make seamless global event planning, management and delivery effortless. Cliftons is proud to be officially recognised as one of AU/NZ's AFR BOSS Best Places to Work 2023 and 2024.    


 About: IACC

Founded in 1981, IACC is dedicated to representing the best meeting venues globally and is, by definition, the future of the meetings industry realised. The association brings together the brightest, most innovative minds from around the globe.  IACC elevates the meeting experience by creating a unique point of entry that is inclusive of the best-in-class meeting venues internationally.  IACC membership is a symbol of meeting excellence and exceptional connections amongst the best in the meeting industry.  This exclusiveness makes IACC’s members part of an elite group representing the most innovative, forward-thinking and results-driven meeting venues globally. 


All members meet a set of stringent Quality Standards and agree to a Code of Ethics.  IACC includes over 400-member conference venues from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Canada, and the United States. 



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