Expert Groups

Advancing sustainability in golf takes the coordinated input of leading expertise from across the industry and beyond.  

Since 2006 GEO has been convening and facilitating meetings, workshops and considerable online consultation across the priority issues and activities pertinent to sustainability in golf. 

GEO Foundation is ISEAL Code Compliant. Our system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice – a globally-recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems. More information at

To evolve and extend the capacity and platform, ensuring effective collaboration and input into standard setting in the years ahead, expert working groups were formed for Golf Developments and Renovations, and Golf Tournaments.  A third group is being assembled to work on the revision of the Standard for Sustainable Golf Facility Operations during 2018.