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ISO 20121 is a standard for event sustainability management that helps organizations in the events industry to integrate sustainability into their operations and reduce their environmental impact. The standard was developed in response to the growing awareness of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of events, and the need for a standardized approach to event sustainability management.

ISO 20121 provides a framework for managing sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle, from planning and design to delivery and post-event evaluation. It encourages organizations to consider sustainability in all aspects of their event management, including venue selection, transportation, waste management, and stakeholder engagement.

The standard is based on the principles of sustainability and requires organizations to adopt a systematic approach to managing sustainability. It emphasizes the importance of identifying and managing the environmental, social, and economic impacts of events, and the need for continual improvement in sustainability performance.

ISO 20121 also requires organizations to engage with stakeholders, including suppliers, clients, and attendees, to ensure that sustainability is integrated throughout the event management process. This includes setting sustainability objectives and targets, measuring and monitoring sustainability performance, and reporting on sustainability performance to stakeholders.

The benefits of implementing ISO 20121 are numerous. By adopting a systematic approach to managing sustainability, organizations can reduce their environmental impact, improve their social and economic performance, and enhance their reputation as a responsible and sustainable event organizer. ISO 20121 can also help organizations to identify cost savings and improve their operational efficiency, as well as enhance the overall experience for attendees and stakeholders.

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