Green Your Meetings with Sustainable Planning: Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Planning – Don’ts and Dos – 
Look to the standards on: Sustainable Procurement

Don’t underestimate your buyer’s power to improve sustainability at your events.

Do make sure that you always use EPP – Environmentally Preferable Purchasing policies.  The sustainability standards address this, and can be accessed at If you read the standards, you’ll know what is expected, so you can meet industry standards for procurement.  

CIC making it easier:  If you want a complete EPP policy with how-to instructions, just log into the SMPP® found at Use the CIC50 discount code to register.

If you have a question on the Don’ts and Dos according to the standards, send it through the Contact Us form at

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