ISO 20121- Event Sustainability Management

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					ISO 20121- Event Sustainability
     Management System:
  Development, Structure and
       Implementation.



               Alex Hall
        Sustainable Events Ltd
    Sustainable Events Consultant
• Introduction
• Sustainable Events Ltd – Events management,
  sustainability consultancy & education.
           World Commission on Environment and
           Development- “Our Common Future”- 1987


 “An enduring, balanced approach to economic
activity, environmental responsibility and social
                   progress”
• Intro to ISO 20121
• Event Sustainability Management
  System
• Launches 2012
• Self, 2nd or 3rd party certified
• Requires organisations to
  understand the sustainability
  issues relevant to their event(s)
  and to put in place measures to
  control and minimise these
  impacts
• Does not specify performance
  requirements
• Intro to ISO 20121 – cont.
• ISO 20121 – being developed from British
  Standard 8901
• 24 countries participating on developing
  committee (TC 250)
• 1st committee draft completed –
  comment/feedback period closed (30:60)
• Aims to provide: “Standardization in the field
  of sustainability in event management.”
• ISO 20121-
 The Structure
• 3 Stages:
  – Planning
  – Implementation
  – Review
•ISO 20121- Key Steps
• Set the scope
• Set purpose, mission and values
• Create sustainability policy
• Consider all issues- refine into key issues
• Create objectives, with target and Key
  performance indicators
• Measure & monitor
• Audit and review performance
• Why Implement ISO 20121?
• Internationally recognised
• Externally certified standard
• Increased efficiency, reduced operation costs
• Improved environmental, social & economic
  performance
• Increasing client demand
• Improved marketability
• First Steps
• Assess where your organisation is currently at
  with sustainable practices
• Create a sustainability policy
• Be ahead of the market – implement BS 8901
• Get involved with your countries mirror
  committee
• Questions
• Thank-you for listening.
• Are there any questions?




                  Alex Hall
        www.sustainableeventsltd.com
        alex@sustainableeventsltd.com

				
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