Event Sustainability Management System

ISO 20121:2012

Event Sustainability Management System

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:

1.      First party (self-determination and self-declaration),
2.      Second party (confirmation of conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as clients, or by other persons on their behalf), or
3.      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.