ISO 20121:

Event Sustainability Management Systems

ISO 20121: Events Sustainability Management Systems launched in June 2012. Its release has helped pushed sustainability onto the agenda for all event organisers.






About ISO 20121

The purpose of the ISO 20121 is to provide a framework to manage an event’s sustainability issues. Implementing the standard requires the establishment of processes and procedures, and documentation of them to ensure future streamlined implementation. Engagement with stakeholders and disclosure of performance is key.

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Claiming Conformity

Read about the various options for meeting and claiming conformity to the requirements of ISO 20121.

ISO 20121 Training

Learn how to implement the ISO 20121 event sustainability management system for your event, event management company or venue. Our self-paced online course will lead you step-by-step through the standard – not just focusing on how to comply with the standard's requirements, but opening up why the various elements are important.

ISO 20121 News

2019 Sydney Opera House

2019 Wembley Stadium

2019 Gucci show in Milan

2018 World Ducati Week

2019 G7 Leaders’ Summit

Delphi International

Ben Ainslie Racing

Barcelona World Race

City of Saint-Raphaël (events)

Get Assessed

The Sustainable Event Alliance offers an independent assessment service of your ISO 20121 conformity. Assessment are undertaken by event sustainability experts.

Global Register

The SEA holds a Global Register of events and organisations that have implemented ISO 20121 and who have been independently assessed in conformity with the standard's requirements.


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