ISO 20121

Event Management System

ISO 20121: Events Sustainability Management Systems is a document developed by participating ‘standards bodies’ from various countries around the world. The purpose of the standard is to provide a framework to implement a system to manage an event’s, Conference, outdoor Festivals and Adventure Races sustainable development issues.

Key Features

An important aspect of an event’s sustainability performance is its enduring legacies such as demonstrating sustainability-in-action,

encouraging changing behaviors, and leaving new skills and resources with the host community a systematic approach to addressing

sustainable development issues in relation to event planning. It can be applied to an event organizer, a single event or a venue.

It will facilitate or set up a higher likelihood or success in meeting sustainable development goals. It means you are not treating issues in an ad hoc way, rather you will track through the process in a systematic way, leaving no stone unturned…

The production of most events relies on the coming together of many stakeholders external to the core event production organization.

The stakeholders can include contractors, venues, caterers, performers, talent, local government, attendees, community, associations, neighboring businesses, etc.

Having these many stakeholder groups engaged in and committed to the event sustainably processes will be pivotal to the success of your plans.

By purposefully planning the recruitment of stakeholders into your event’s sustainability plans, you will have a greater chance of success.

The communication and engagement process will also have the twin benefit of educating your event’s stakeholders with the deeper issues around sustainability and (hopefully) ignite their active participation in developing solutions alongside you. major focus is to identification of resource efficiencies so as to minimize negative impacts and facilitate sustainable growth

Certification Journey

The initial assessment determines if the mandatory requirements of the standard are being met and if the management system is capable of proceeding to stage 2

This second assessment determines the effectiveness of the system and seeks to confirm that the management system is implemented and operational

At this point in the process we review any corrective action taken to address findings raised at stage 1 & 2. Certification may be recommended

The organisation’s file are reviewed by an independent and impartial panel and the certifxication decision is made

Successful certification is communicated to the client. Certificates are issued


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