This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sector Supplement - Event Organizers. It covers one of the reporting requirements of Indicator G4-EO3 – 'Significant environmental and socio-economic impacts of transporting attendees to and from the event, and initiatives taken to address the impacts'.
Attendee transport is often an event’s largest environmental impact. Environmental and socio-economic issues associated with transportation to the event include disruption to neighborhood amenity, localized air and noise pollution, health and safety, security, health impacts, along with greenhouse gas emissions from fuel combustion in the various modes of transport. Assessing the significant environmental and socio-economic impacts of transportation is part of a comprehensive approach to event planning.
Refer to G4-EN30 for reporting on significant environmental and socio-economic impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce.
Indicate whether the organization reports on significant environmental impacts of the transportation for attendees to and from the event by choosing Yes or No.
Environmental impacts of the transportation for attendees includes, but not limited to:
- Energy use (e.g., oil, kerosene, fuel, electricity)
- Emissions (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions, ozonedepleting substances, NOX, SOX, and other air emissions)
- Effluents (e.g., different kinds of chemicals)
- Waste (e.g., different types of packaging material)
- Spills (e.g., spills of chemicals, oils, and fuels)
Attendees in these Sector Disclosures, refers to people who are present at an event, including delegates, customers, clients, audience, fans, spectators, or others present at the event.
If provided, in the comments section include:
- The criteria and methodology used to determine which environmental impacts are significant;
- Quantifications of the significant environmental impacts of this transportation for attendees; and,
- Assumptions and methodologies used to compile this Indicator’s information, from event planning through execution.
Information for this Indicator may be found in reports from data providers and summary reports showing transport mode breakdowns and calculations of total; reports from national statistics and transport providers documenting energy demand and relevant emission data of event-related transport vehicles; and from local authorities or other bodies that monitor environmental quality, air and water emissions, noise, littering and relevant local nuisance.
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