Certification to ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management

Give your events the best credentials with ISO 20121 certification. Demonstrate that you plan, manage and deliver events in a sustainable way. And reap the rewards of better stakeholder relationships, reduced environmental impact and lower costs.    


How to get certified to ISO 20121

We make the certification process straightforward. After we have received your application we appoint a client manager who will guide you and your business through the following steps.

  1. Gap analysis
    This is an optional pre-assessment service where we take a closer look at your existing event management system and compare it with ISO 20121 requirements. This helps identify areas that need more work before we carry out a formal assessment, saving you time and money.

  2. Formal assessment
    This happens in two stages. First we review your organization’s preparedness for assessment by checking if the necessary ISO 20121 procedures and controls have been developed. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find gaps, you can close them. If all the requirements are in place, we will then assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to make sure that they are working effectively as required for certification. 

  3. Certification and beyond
    When you have passed the formal assessment you will receive an ISO 20121 certificate, which is valid for three years. Your client manager will stay in touch during this time, paying you regular visits to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but that it continually improves. 



Training courses for ISO 20121



Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we’re the market leader. We help over 80,000 clients ranging from top global brands to small ambitious businesses in 182 countries worldwide to gain an edge over their competition. As one of the few organizations that understands standards from start to finish, we don’t only assess how well you’re meeting them, we create new standards from scratch and train teams globally to use them and perform better. Our knowledge can transform your organization.