ISO 20121:2012 Preview

Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 20121:2012 specifies requirements for an event sustainability management system for any type of event or event-related activity, and provides guidance on conforming to those requirements.

ISO 20121:2012 is applicable to any organization that wishes to:

  • establish, implement, maintain and improve an event sustainability management system;
  • ensure that it is in conformity with its stated sustainable development policy;
  • demonstrate voluntary conformity with ISO 20121:2012 by
    • first party (self-determination and self-declaration),
    • second party (confirmation of conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as clients, or by other persons on their behalf), or
    • an independent third party (e.g. a certification body).

ISO 20121:2012 has been designed to address the management of improved sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2012-06
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 42
  • :
    ISO/TMBG
    Technical Management Board - groups
  • 03.100.70
    Management systems
    13.020.20
    Environmental economics. Sustainability

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