Awards & Accreditations


Green Meetings Standard. Gold. 2021

In June 2021 EICC became the first venue to gain the new Green Meetings Standard certification. Find out more here.

HA 2019

Hospitality Assured 2019

One of our latest award wins was in Excellence in Leadership at the Hospitality Assured awards, June 2019. The award recognises the highest score related to leadership. 


E Awards 2019

The E Awards 2019

We were delighted to add to another award win from the E Awards in June 2019, this time for Best Scottish Venue & Events Team. 

Scottish Thistle Awards EICC

Scottish Thistle Awards 2018 / 2019

The Best Business Event was jointly awarded to the European Orthodontic Society (EOS) and the EICC for the EOS Congress in June 2018.  

National Venue Awards 2018  

National Venue Award 2018

In May 2018 we were presented with the Gold Award for Best Event Venue over 1,000 Attendees, and we were recognised with a Silver Award in the Most Versatile Venue category.

E Awards Winner  

The E Awards 2018

We were thrilled to win the Sustainable Event Excellence Award in March 2018 for our collaborative work with the 2017 Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival. 

 SEAL 2017  

SEAL Business Sustainability Award

In November 2017 the EICC became one of 11 world-wide organisations to receive one of SEAL's (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) inaugural awards for our leadership in and commitment to sustainable practices.

 Hospitality Assured 2017   

Hospitality Assured 2017 | Premier status

The Hospitality Assured process provides an annual score across nine business and service criteria. We were delighted to have achieved the highest overall score out of all organisations involved. 

 Resource Efficiency Pledge Gold

Resource Efficiency Pledge

This nationwide scheme is backed by the Scottish Government to help Scottish businesses use energy, water and raw materials more efficiently. The EICC secured Silver and Gold recognition following an assessment and became Scotland’s first organisation from the Conference and Meetings sector to be recognised by the Pledge. This recognition is based on EICC's:

  • Leadership in driving sustainable growth through our supply chain
  • Contribution to achieving a low-carbon economy for Scotland
  • Continued commitment to embedding resource efficiency in day-to-day practices
 Keep Safe

Keep Safe Scotland

Together with a number of Local Authority buildings, shops, businesses and venues, the EICC is committed to being a Keep Safe premise for disabled and vulnerable people.  Find out more about the Keep Safe initiative.

 ISO 9001 ISO 9001:2015

Following the most recent audit in 2016 the EICC was certified with the latest ISO 9001:2015 - becoming one of the first organisations in Europe to successfully transition to the new Quality Management System standard. The scope of the certificate covers the marketing and promotion of services and facilities and the design and organisation of events and international conferences. The EICC has been accredited by ISO 9001 since 2002. 

ISO 14001:2015

The EICC's was also audited for the latest Environmental Management system standard in 2016 and became one of Europe's first organisations to transition to ISO 14001:2015. The scope of the certificate covers the marketing and promotion of service and facilities and the design and organisation of events and international conferences. The EICC has been accredited by ISO 14001 since 2002.

Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award

Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) Gold Award

We are proud to have achieved Gold status via the GTBS for implementing significant sustainable initiatives throughout our business.

EAA Highly Commended 

European Association Awards 2017 - Highly Commended

We are proud to be recognised at this inaugural ceremony, based on our flexibility and our work in improving the EICC's accessibility measures.

Autism Friendly Award

Autism Friendly Award

The EICC was honoured with an Autism Friendly Award in recognition of the accessibility measures which we put in place in our venue ahead of the Europe International Autism Congress in September 2016. 

VIBES Awards Winner 2016

VIBES Awards 2016

The Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards recognise businesses in Scotland which take significant steps to improve or reduce their impact on the environment.


Conference Awards 2016

The EICC was delighted to win 'Best Conference Venue - Over 900 Delegates' at this annual industry awards ceremony.



Investors in People - Gold 2015

The EICC has achieved Investors in People Gold in recognition of its people management practices. The award cites EICC's culture of developing effective people and a company-wide commitment to staging sustainable events.

Scottish Event Awards 2015

Scottish Event Awards 2015

The EICC team were delighted to be awarded the title of Best Large Venue in recognition of the Centre's versatile and impressive event spaces.

Quality Scotland 2015

Quality Scotland

In June 2015 Quality Scotland awarded the EICC with the Sustainability in Excellence Award which recognises an organisation who has truly embraced the area of sustainability and embedded their sustainability agenda within their organisation with recognised results.

UFI 2014

2014 Sustainable Development Award

The award recognises EICC's achievement in developing a measurement tool that promotes continuous improvement in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.


BREEAM - Very Good

The EICC's expanded facility received a final certification of 'Very Good' against the BREEAM 2008: Bespoke standard. The code addresses sustainably built environments.    


European Foundation for Quality Management

The EICC was awarded the EFQM European Quality Award in 2003 and has since continued to follow the business principles of EFQM. 

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