LAS VEGAS, NV — GES has again achieved APEX/ASTM Level Two certification for the meetings and event industry. Spearheaded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Green Meeting Industry Council, the standards were developed in collaboration between APEX (the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange) and ASTM (an ANSI-certified international standard development organization).
The certification encourages organizations to adopt environmental standards to create more sustainable events and recognizes enterprises for diligent work toward expanding sustainable practices. GES was first certified in 2015 and was recently recertified by iCompli, a division of BPA Worldwide.
“The willingness of GES to utilize more sustainable materials and practices has been critical in our mission to reduce IMEX’s waste footprint,” said Mark Mulligan, Associate Director of IMEX Group. “Through our partnership we are demonstrating that tradeshows can be both green and cost effective. GES fully deserves recognition for the crucial role they play in pursuit of our joint sustainability goals.”
“Congratulations to GES on attaining APEX/ASTM Level 2 recertification,” said Kristen Dimond, Vice President and General Manager of Sands Expo and Convention Center. “As the proud recipients of the same certification, the entire team at Sands Expo and The Venetian Congress Center understands the dedication it takes to achieve this status. As leaders in sustainability within our industry, we applaud the commitment of GES to our community and the environment. We are pleased to continue our partnership with the shared vision to deliver sustainable events for our mutual customers.”