Getting started with ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management

The best starting point for any event is sustainability. That means managing it so that you get more from less. ISO 20121 will help you minimise your impact on the environment and the local community. It will also maximise performance, achieve energy efficiency, and win you full support from all stakeholders. 


What is ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management?

ISO 20121 has been developed for the events industry to help you put sustainability first when managing and delivering your event. It is for event companies or for businesses that put on events. The standard takes into account the geography, culture, and social demographic of your event. ISO 20121 lets you take a long-term view and identify all potential impacts early on – helping you to reduce or prevent any that could be negative. 


What are the benefits of ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management?

  • Identify ways to improve event planning and delivery
  • Achieve best practice levels of efficiency and performance
  • Define roles and responsibilities for staff, contractors and suppliers
  • Cut costs through better energy and waste management
  • Integrate with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for even better results 



Associate Consultant Programme

Get the additional support and advice you need to become certified with our Associate Consultant Programme. We can connect you with over 200 UK members who offer specialist consultancy services independent of BSI. 


Training courses to get you started in ISO 20121

ISO 20121 sustainable event management can be adapted to events of all sizes and types. Our training is designed for all levels of experience.



Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we are the market leader. We help over 65,000 organisations to stand out from their competitors, ranging from top global brands to ambitious SMEs in 150 countries. As one of the few organisations with a thorough understanding of standards, we do not only assess how well you meet the standards, but also create new standards and offer global training to your teams in using them to enhance performance. Our knowledge can transform your organisation.