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 




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.