The international standard was launched last month on the back of the British Standard BS8901.
The standard sets out a framework for achieving environmental, financial and social sustainability in events by reducing costs, carbon emissions and waste, managing the biodiversity of venues, and creating business legacies.
DB Systems had been working towards the BS8901 standard, but given the London Olympics unprecedented focus on a sustainable legacy, it decided to pursue the international standard.
Mark Danvers, DB Systems’ operations director, said the standard proves the industry is making "impressive strides" to become greener and that there is a desire amongst suppliers, organisers and exhibitors to do more.
"From an AV point of view, I think we AV professionals can reduce our customers’ carbon footprint, as well as our own, through various sustainability practices, such as offering technologically innovative products and services that are environmentally-friendly, the safe and correct disposal of equipment, as well as reducing CO2 emissions when transporting to events, both nationally and internationally," he said.
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