ISO 20121 is a standard that evolved from BS 8901. Syntiro is a leading expert in ISO 20121 and has helped high profile organisations including ExCel London and AEG Presents to achieve certification. This standard has mandatory clauses on leadership, sustainable procurement and sustainability performance and can be easily aligned with other ISOs such as ISO 14001 or ISO 9001.
ISO 20121 helps event organisations recognise their impact on the economy, society and the environment and provides a framework for addressing strategic risks and opportunities as well as ensuring the right operational controls are created and implemented to achieve your objectives.
There are two focal points:
- Ensuring your event operations are as sustainable as possible, by managing key activities such as transport, materials, waste and ensuring an inclusive event; and
- Embedding sustainability into the event activation and engagement process, so these values are experienced by all participants, who are increasingly concerned about issues like climate change and therefore expecting to see meaningful and measurable action.
The result is an event which protects and promotes the brand by reducing cost, minimising emissions, mitigating the risk of an incident, ensuring the responsible sourcing of materials, minimising waste, supporting local communities and enhancing attendee well-being
Achieving certification to ISO 20121 demonstrates to clients and other interested parties that you are taking a serious commitment to protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability.
In addition to helping you achieve Certification, Syntiro can also provide you with highly specialist consultancy, such as event energy and carbon management, as well as hands-on support to ensure your event sustainability plans are successfully implemented.