ISO 20121 Event Management System

ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organizations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products, and services.
ISO 20121 applies to all types and sizes of organization involved in the events industry from caterers, lighting and sound engineers, security companies, stage builders and venues to independent event organizers 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 count, 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.

ISO 20121 provides the framework for identifying the potentially negative social, economic and environmental impacts of events by removing or reducing them and capitalizing on more positive impacts through improved planning and processes.

ISO 20121
Event Management System

Conferences, concerts, sporting events, exhibitions and festivals can offer a wide range of public, local community and economic benefits. However, staging an event can also generate negative economic, environmental, and social impacts, such as material waste, energy consumption and strains on local communities.
The standard takes the management systems approach familiar to thousands of organizations worldwide through the success of standards such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).

Benefits Certification Process

  • 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.
  • Cut costs through better energy and waste management.
  • Integrate with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for even better results.

ISO 20121 Event Management System