ISO 20121: A new standard in sustainable event management.

 

The Olympic Games in London made inter­na­tio­nal orga­ni­za­tions awa­re of the need to deve­lop a new stan­dard defi­ning a susta­ina­ble mana­ge­ment sys­tem in the event indu­stry. The con­ti­nu­al incre­ase in the num­ber of events and the glo­bal reach of such pro­jects requ­ire a respon­si­ble appro­ach that will take into acco­unt the eco­no­mic, envi­ron­men­tal and social con­se­qu­en­ces of mass events. Accordingly, the International Standardization Organization intro­du­ced IS0 20121: Sustainability in event mana­ge­ment “, join­tly drawn up by 30 coun­tries. Within the new ISO 20121 stan­dard, a fra­me­work of pro-ecological solu­tions has been drawn up that can be used not only by event orga­ni­zers, but also by indi­vi­du­al par­ti­ci­pants in the sup­ply cha­in. Such sys­te­mic action “from scratch” will lead to long-term and mul­ti­fa­ce­ted chan­ges that will signi­fi­can­tly mini­mi­ze the nega­ti­ve impact of indu­stry on the environment.