ISO 20121:2012 EVENT SUSTAINABILITY
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 organizations to take greater consideration of environmental, social and economic issues within their own strategy and operations and in the products and services that they aim to provide. The ISO 20121 Certification standard applies to all organizations in the events industry, not just event organizers 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 helps the organization to understand where & when resources are being used & waste is being generated, then encourages a stepwise analysis of the data that highlights opportunities for reduction. ISO 20121 standard is the world’s first international certifiable management system standard on sustainability.