A Greener Festival Awards

What Is It?

Since 2007, the AGF Award Scheme has assessed and certified hundreds festivals, events and venues worldwide; providing independent audit and verification, and helping to improving resource efficiency, environmental impact and to ultimately become more sustainable.

How Does It Work?

  • Any festival, event or venue can Apply
  • Submit your Sustainability Policy (help available if needed)
  • Complete the Self Assessment
  • Qualified AGF Assessors visit your site or event
  • Post event you provide further information and evidence
  • Next, receive your Score and Feedback
  • The AGF Awards are annual, with the aim to continue improvements year on year
  • Awards are presented at Industry events throughout the year, and promoted through international media

Why Do It?

  • Get recognition for your organisation and team and increase motivation
  • Independent verification of sustainability claims that is globally recognised
  • Receive guidance to make improvements, benchmarking and targets
  • Identify opportunities for resource efficiency and hence cost savings
  • Join and share with the international community of greener events and venues
  • Extra motivation to help get even the least engaged person on board
  • Help accelerate change and spread good ideas by sharing actions and challenges
  • Gain international promotion of your event, venue or organisation through the award scheme
  • Any sensitive or commercial information and data submitted to AGF by any applicant is treated as strictly confidential
  • Efficient and economical opportunity to tap in to over a decade of experience and broad perspective of the current best practice for a greener events industry

What Are We Looking For?

Depending upon the type of event or venue, we assess events and venue in the following categories:

  • Local Ecosystem
  • Local Area Impact
  • Travel & Transport
  • Power & Electricity
  • Procurement
  • Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Water Usage, Waste Water & Sewage
  • Legal Compliance & Management Systems
  • Behavioural Change & Communication
  • CO2 Analysis

What Does It Cost?

Due to the variety of event types, scales and locations that we assess it is necessary to get in touch for a precise quote to match your circumstances.

Assessment & Award Entry

+ 2 Assessors travel & accommodation

Optional Feedback Report

First-time applicant

Feedback Report

Repeat Applicant

CO2 Analysis Report

Award Entry Includes:

  • An on-site assessment from trained AGF assessors
  • Access to the self-assessment and support in it’s completion
  • Scores across the 11 areas of assessment, providing useful insight and benchmarks
  • The self-assessment provides guidance and a framework for your events Environmental Impact Assessment and management plan
  • If successful in receiving the award, use of the winners logo, and inclusion in international media coverage
  • All prices are excluding VAT
  • Assessor travel, food & accommodation expenses should be covered by the festival or event in order to facilitate the site visit assessment, in addition to the assessment fee
  • CO2 ANALYSIS is an additional service offered by AGF and can be quoted based upon your event specifics