Montréal, a leading destination for sustainable events

In July 2015, Tourisme Montréal, the city of Montréal and the Palais des congrès de Montréal reaped the fruits of their efforts by being certified a sustainable meetings and events destination.

terrasse_aero_CLND_ROOFIndeed, Montréal is now certified by iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards, a certification that solidifies the city’s reputation as a leading destination for hosting environmentally sustainable events. The ASTM-APEX standards are the first in North America to establish performance criteria for sustainable practices and responsible management systems for tourism stakeholders in the meetings sector.

More than ten years ago, the Palais undertook a sustainable development approach, which materializes in the form of an ambitious action plan, a BOMA BESt (Level 3) certification, a strong sustainable events program and an innovative showcase of green roof technologies that includes a vegetable garden and beehives.