ISO 20121:2012 Certification


ISO 20121:2012 Certification

The ISO 20121:2012 certification is based on the international standard for sustainable event management, created by the ISO for an event sustainability management system.

The ISO 20121:2012 certification is based on the international standard for sustainable event management, created by the ISO for an event sustainability management system. It aims to improve the sustainability of an organizations throughout the entire event management cycle.

It also includes practical guidance on communications, operational planning and control, stakeholder identification and engagement, supply chain management and procurement, and issue evaluation.

This event sustainability management systems is a complete systematic approach to impose sustainability into the event planning cycle. This certified standard helps an organization in understanding the requirements and also managing the sustainable development issues.

It is suitable for an organization in the events industry and for:

ISO 20121 Certification process

The certification process flows through the following steps.

Case Studies – Goodwood Events Operations Team

Goodwood is a venue that operates major international events. By implementing ISO 20121 they have seen a 50% reduction in paper consumption for printing and an 40% increase in the use of public transport to events.

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA)

By implementing ISO 20121, this Olympic venue showed a reduction in utility costs by 15% through efficient waste management and energy use. This certification has helped to reduce the risk of legal breaches and improved its reputation with its stakeholders.

Requirements Of ISO 20121 Certification

Benefits Of ISO 20121 Certifications

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Event Management System helps to reduce the burden of workload along with attendee management and event marketing. It offers complete control over the events and makes sure to fetch you time to plan about the growth of your company. It is the application of project management for the development of events irrespective of its size.


The main purpose of ISO 20121 is to provide a framework for organizations in the event industry to incorporate sustainable practices into their event management processes. It aims to help organizations minimize the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts of their events while maximizing the positive contributions to sustainability.

Yes, ISO 20121 is applicable to events of all sizes and types, ranging from conferences and exhibitions to concerts, festivals, and sports events. Whether you organize corporate events, public gatherings, or community activities, our consulting services can be tailored to meet your specific event sustainability needs.

To obtain ISO 20121 certification, a company must demonstrate that its management system addresses not only environmental issues but also financial, economic, social, and environmental aspects relevant to its operations. It is essential to consider all these important factors comprehensively, rather than focusing solely on environmental concerns. ISO 20121 emphasizes the need for a holistic approach that encompasses the organization’s entire sustainability performance.

The ISO 20121 certification is valid for a period of three years. During this time, the certified organization is subject to surveillance audits to ensure continued compliance with the standard’s requirements. At the end of the three-year period, a recertification audit is conducted to renew the certification.

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