Cliftons recognised for its commitment to sustainability with IACC Platinum Certification


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

Cliftons is only the second Australian IACC member to achieve Green Star Certification, and the first to achieve platinum status.

“Putting the environment front and centre at our event venues has been a big focus for Cliftons in recent years,” said Cliftons CEO Vanessa Green.

“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.”

Green says 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,” she said.

“It is great to see an increasing number of meeting planners assess venues against green initiatives as part of a bid.”

Only six venues globally have achived IACC’s platinum tier.

“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,” said Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC.