The CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf has been awarded the Green Globe Certificate three times in a row. With the certifications 2010 and 2012, it has become one of the first convention centres worldwide to receive awards for sustainability. In addition to environmental considerations, the assessment procedure also reviews economic and social criteria.
The organisation "Green Globe Certification", together with the European Association of Event Centers (EVVC), has developed a certification procedure especially for event facilities. In the course of the assessment procedure, independent auditors check the sustainability management of the facilities on the basis of verifiable and practice-relevant criteria. Only venue facilities that meet at least 50 percent of the existing core criteria receive the award.