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ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems Are Likely To Become More Important As the Events Industry Returns To Normality

By July 12, 2022 No Comments

While the whole world has suffered from the recent COVID-19 crisis, certain industry and business sectors were hit harder than others.

One of these areas that was heavily impacted was the events sector with numerous events being cancelled or delayed across the globe. The London Book Fair, Facebook Global Marketing Summit, Dublin Tech Summit, Amazon Web Services Summit and The Tokyo Olympic Games to name just a few.

Now, as the threat from Covid-19 continues to diminish, it can be expected that there will be a huge demand for such events to return, especially as for many people the past 3 years have meant that the ability to mix with like-minded people and share knowledge of industry/niche updates as well as just having fun with other people has been confined to Skype and Zoom meetings.

For anyone involved in the events sector and creation/management of events both large and small then BS ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management should be given strong consideration.
This international standard defines a management system that helps you to improve the sustainability of events through a plan-do-check-act methodology.

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Networking events and conferences should start to become popular again

The advantages of implementing such a system are numerous. With sustainability being a globally important topic, running a sustainable event is likely to attract a larger audience, reduce your costs and reduce your environmental footprint. The system will also ensure that you will have a much clearer overview of your event such as leadership, planning, communications, supply chain management and measuring performance.

The standard ties in with, and utilises points from, other relevant management systems such as ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental Management to ensure that your event will be optimised to run as well as possible. Overall, ISO 20121 will result in the ability to deliver a high-quality event while at the same time improving your performance and efficiency.

With ISO 20121 becoming more widely used, the sight of empty plastic cups and bottles scattered around a field after a concert or festival should soon become a thing of the past.

Vassallo Associates can advise on all aspects of management system implementation. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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