Supported from the outset of its development and partly funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the EOSS is recognised by the IOC as a suitable framework for sustainability reporting in events. The International Olympic Committee was also on the advisory board overseeing the new supplement, where it was joined by representatives from London 2012, who, together with representatives from Vancouver 2010, also formed part of the EOSS working group.
EOSS is an amended and expanded version of Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) sustainability reporting guidelines. This reporting framework aims to encourage event organisers to engage in consistent reporting and to help report readers to better understand an event’s impact. It sets out the principles and performance indicators that organisations can use to measure and report on their economic, environmental and social performance.
This reporting framework can be used by event organisers or bodies involved with the management of the event to report on their sustainability performance before or after the event. Event organisers may also use the EOSS to report regularly on multiple or on-off events and will be able to provide qualitative and quantitative information on their sustainability performance, covering the complete project life cycle of their event.
GRI EOSS is also applicable to events of all sizes, types and can be used in locations all over the world. SportAccord supports the reporting framework and will integrate it in an online Sustainability Reporting tool that will soon be made available to all SportAccord members.
For further information on the Event Organizers Sector Supplement (EOSS), click here