ASTM International, or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), was established in 1898 and specialises in developing standards for a broad range of professions and industries. The ASTM Standard defines the considerations for venue selection by environmentally conscious event organisers. It requires the venue management to demonstrate commitment to sustainability in nine areas such as waste management, energy and water conservation and air quality.
Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited said: "We are proud that the HKCEC is recognised by the ASTM Standard. It is a strong evidence of the HML’s ongoing commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and acting in a socially responsible manner."