SITE Global Sustainability Committee became an active community in 2020 following Vancouver, BC SITE Global Conference. The late Miek Egberts, founding chair of the committee, with her poignant beliefs in Sustainability, propelled this committee to start advocating Sustainability Principles to our global chapters. Her passion for the balance between humans and mother nature along with enthusiastic committee members as Ambassadors & Mentors together inaugurated the SITE Global Sustainability Chapter Certification. The certification process was created as an internal guide & process to bring about awareness of our industry’s global impact. To date 19 of our 26 chapters have been certified with the goal of having all our chapters certified by the end of 2023.
Over the last 3 years the committee has evolved. Our global committee members are each passionate about our future; together, we have undertaken new goals, especially around information & knowledge sharing and education. Plus, we track future trends to encourage continued Sustainability principles to be carried forward in all we do in Incentive Travel.
To create a global community and advocate global citizenry by educating the incentive & motivational industry to reduce carbon & water & food footprint, lower the impact of climate change and positively impact environmental, societal, and economic endeavours, locally, regionally and globally.