ISO 20121 is an international standard that specifies a management system designed to assist the events industry improve the sustainability of events. The standard is based upon an earlier standard British Standard called BS 8901 Sustainable Event Management System developed in 2007.
In basic terms, the standard encourages organisations to take greater consideration of environmental, social and economic issues within their strategy and operations and in the products and services that they provide.
The ISO 20121 Cerification standard applies to all organisations in the events industry – not just event organisers and agencies. Venues, stadiums, caterers, hotels, sound & lighting, security, staging and media agencies can all achieve ISO 20121 – along with corporate and public sector event teams.
ISO 20121 Certification - Benefits
- Demonstrate to adopt a responsible approach to the environment/community
- Acquire new business
- Manage environmental, social and economic risks and opportunities
- Strengthen the position of the organisation within the community
- Enhances better management skills