ISO 20121:2012 – Event Sustainability Management System

What is ISO 20121:2012 standard?

ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products and services.
ISO 20121 applies to all types and sizes of organisation involved in the events industry from caterers, lighting and sound engineers, security companies, stage builders and venues to independent event organisers and corporate and public sector event teams
ISO 20121 offers guidance and best practice to help you manage your event and control its social, economic and environmental impact. Every action counts, from relying on tap water instead of plastic bottles to encouraging use of public transport. You might find that it also helps you cut unnecessary costs.
The standard has been developed with input from many different stakeholders, including representatives from the event industry, to make it practical and useful. It addresses all stages of an events supply chain, and includes monitoring and measuring guidelines.
ISO 20121 flexible approach means that it can be used for all types of events, from music festivals to school outings.