MONTREAL — The city of Montreal has once again received certification from iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards. Developed in partnership with Green Meetings and Events, the certification confirms the city’s position as an environmentally sustainable destination.
“Montreal is a popular destination for conventions and international events of all kinds,” says Yves Lalumière, president and CEO of Tourisme Montréal. “This certification gives the city an edge in a highly competitive global market in which business clients are increasingly attuned to sustainable development and environmental issues. Tourisme Montréal has been working with the tourism industry for several years to pioneer an ambitious environmental shift.”
Crafted by more than 300 professionals from the business-tourism industry, the ASTM-APEX standards are the first in North America to establish performance criteria for sustainable practices and responsible management systems used by tourism stakeholders in the meetings sector. The standards cover various aspects of event organization, including meeting venues, communications, audiovisual, transportation, accommodations, energy sources, onsite offices and exhibits.