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 local communities. 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’s 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
  • Reduce 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 other BSI Consultant 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. And our training is designed for all levels of experience.



Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we’re the market leader. We help over 80,000 organizations ranging from top global brands to small ambitious businesses in 172 countries worldwide to gain an edge over their competition. As one of the few organizations that understands standards from start to end, 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.