ISO 20121: 2012 Sustainability Event Management

What is ISO 20121:2012 Sustainability Event Management?

ISO 20121:2012 is a management system standard for the implementation of the consideration for sustainable development in events. In other words, This is a way of working that helps you consider how to meet your clients’ needs in a sustainable manner. The social, economic, and environmental goals of sustainable development are interdependent and mutually reinforcing.

ISO 20121 Sustainability Event Management

Development of ISO 20121

  • 2007 – B58901 Developed by British Standards Institute (BSI).
  • 2009 – BS8901 Launched, London Olympic Committee and BSI propose to ISO an Event Sustainability standard to be used at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • 2010 – International ISO Committee Formed.
  • 2012 – Launch of ISO 20121.

What are the Benefits of ISO 20121?

  • ISO 20121 Gives a competitive advantage if sustainable requirements are a part of RFT.
  • Efficiency across all aspects of event planning can be achieved.
  • ISO 20121 demonstrates a systematic approach to sustainable performance consistent and much easier.
  • The supply chain will inevitably become more sustainable for the event management industry and others.

What are the requirements of ISO 20121?

The Organization shall establish, document, implement and maintain a quality management system and continually improve its effectiveness by the requirements of this International Standard.

The Organization shall

  • Determine the processes needed for the quality management system and their application throughout the Organization.
  • Determine the sequence and interaction of these processes.
  • Determine the criteria and methods needed to ensure that both the operation and control of these processes are effective.
  • Ensure the availability of resources and information necessary to support the operation and monitoring of these processes.
  • Monitor measures where applicable and analyze these processes.
  • Implement actions necessary to achieve planned results and continual improvement of these processes.

A Management System should have

  • An effective audit program.
  • Scheduled audits based on risk and importance of processes.
  • Effective audit checklists.
  • Review and follow up on corrective actions.
  • Management Review Meeting.

What is ISO 20121 Certification Cost In Pakistan?

Organizations that want to reduce costs without compromising sustainability are looking at 20121 certifications as a value for money solution in today’s competitive environment. However, it is not possible to come up with the cost without a detailed risk assessment. Price also depends on many factors like:

  • Size of Organization.
  • Structure of Operations.
  • Maturity and Complexity of Existing Systems.

Generally, ISO 20121 certification cost in Pakistan is not much compared to the improved productivity and brand equity benefits it offers to organizations.

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What is Management System?

  • A framework of policies and procedures.
  • A systematic approach to your company owns a unique ‘way of Working’.

Do You already have ISO 9001 or ISO 14001?

What to expect during an ISO 20121 Assessment?

  • Document Review.
  • Provide evidence to prove what you say you do!

What are the Principles of Sustainable Development?

  • Human Righ
  • Environment.
  • Labor Standards.
  • Anti-Corruption.
  • Stewardship.
  • Integrity.
  • Inclusivity.
  • Transparency.

Why are Sustainability issues Important?

  • Contributing towards a better society and reduction in an organization’s impact on the environment.
  • Consider all key financial, economic, social, and environmental issues relevant to your business operation.

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