ISO 20121 for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)

Sustainable events can be large or small, but the benefits can be the same. ISO 20121 has been developed for the events industry to help you put sustainability first when managing and delivering your event. And small businesses can adapt the same standard to get the same results as larger companies. Find out how we can make ISO 20121 work for you.  


Shaping ISO 20121 for SMEs

Small and medium-sized businesses can deliver world-class events regardless of potential budget or time restrictions. That’s because we understand how to overcome these challenges by helping you adapt ISO 20121 to your needs. Whatever your starting point with sustainable event management, we provide services that can be packaged and customised just for you. And this can remove the complexity of achieving sustainable events.   Work with us to discover how ISO 20121 can help you achieve the highest levels of efficiency and performance – reducing waste, energy use and environmental impacts. We’ll also show you how to work with stakeholders right from the start to build better relationships. ISO 20121 will give you a reputation for the responsible delivery of events, and for event management companies it could open up opportunities for you to compete alongside larger companies.  



Help us to shape standards

We’re open to suggestions for new standards and take these to consultation with industry associations or equivalent organizations. We make sure we get the standards right by working with representatives from consumer organizations; professional institutions; certification, testing and inspection bodies; educational establishments; research organizations; UK notified bodies; enforcement bodies; and government departments.  

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Why BSI?

The food industry impacts every person on the planet. Though what the world's population may eat may differ depending on the geography, wealth, age, gender and availability of goods, no other sector plays such a vital role in all of our day-today lives and culture. Economically, food represents 10% of global GDP (valued at US$48 trillion by the World Bank).

But the food sector also faces significant challenges. Each year, food-borne illness makes one in ten people ill and is the cause of death for millions around the world. Population growth projections and an increasing middle class suggest that the demand for food will increase 70% by 2050. And, consumers are increasingly conscious about what goes into their food, how it's made, its impact on ecosystems and where it comes from.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.