The Event Industry Forum (EIF) has awarded Vision: 2025 a £30,000 grant to lead on the development of the Green Events Code.

The sum from the Purple Guide Grant Fund will support the Green Events Code’s aim of establishing sustainability best practice and standards for the outdoor events industry.

Vision: 2025 said the code will provide “clear and robust” minimum standards and shared targets for sustainability, so that measures for minimising carbon impact can be understood and adopted by all stakeholders across the outdoor festival and events industry.

EIF chair Steve Heap said, “The industry needs a uniform set of targets and qualified guidance if it is to play its part in reducing the outdoor events industry impact on the climate. We believe this Code of Practice will go some way towards providing that guidance.”

The Green Events Code was developed by Vision: 2025, in consultation with the wider industry, before being launched as a ‘code under review’ in October 2022, at the Sustainable Event Summit. Over the coming months Vision: 2025 will work with local authorities across the UK to trial the code.

Vision: 2025 will also lead an industry group to develop a Green Chapter for The Purple Guide, to provide guidance about sustainability best practices.

Vision: 2025 group member and South Coast Events Forum co-founder Craig Mathie said, “Our industry needs clarity and consistency on sustainability, so that we understand what is good, what is bad, and work to the same goals and standards. A Green Chapter based on the Green Events Code will provide clear guidance on best practice for everyone, and we are grateful to the Events Industry Forum for partnering with us to provide this for the outdoor events industry.”