ISO 20121-2012 pdf download.Event sustainability management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.
ISO 20121 specifies requirements for an event sustainability management system for any type of event or event-related activity, and provides guidance on conforming to those requirements. This International Standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to:
establish, implement, maintain and improve an event sustainability management system:
ensure that it is in conformity with its stated sustainable development policy; demonstrate voluntary conformity with this International Standard by
first party (self-determination and self-declaration),
second party (confirmation of conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as
clients, or by other persons on their behalf), or
— an independent third party (e.g. a certification body).
This International Standard has been designed to address the management of improved sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle.
Additional guidance and information is provided in the annexes to support its implementation.
2 Normative references
There are no normative references
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1 organization
person or group of people that has its own functions with responsibilities, authorities and relationships to achieve its objectives (3.6)
3.2 sustainability
degree of sustainable development (3.3) in the context of the organization (3.1) or event (3.8)
3.3 sustainable development
development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
4 Context of the organization
4.1 Understanding of the organization and its context
The organization shall determine external and internal issues that are relevant to its purpose and that affect its ability to achieve the intended outcome(s) of its event sustainability management system.
NOTE 1 The term issue in this subclause is synonymous with context as defined in 3.42. NOTE 2 The organization is as outlined in 4.3 and 4.4.
4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties The organization shall determine:
the interested parties that are relevant to the event sustainability management system:
the requirements of these interested parties (i.e. their needs and expectations whether stated, implied or obligatory).
The organization shall establish, implement and maintain a procedure for the identification of and engagement with interested parties on the identified and emerging sustainable development issues relating to its role in the value chain of events. The organization shall document the outputs from its engagement with interested parties.
The identification of interested parties shall, where applicable, encompass the following:
a) event organizer;
b) event owner;
C) workforce;
d) supply chain;
e) participants;
f) attendees;
g) regulatory bodies;
h) community.
4.3 Determining the scope of the event sustainability management system
The organization shall determine the boundaries and applicability of the event sustainability management system to establish its scope.
When determining this scope, the organization shall consider
— the external and internal issues referred to in 4.1. and
— the requirements referred to in 4.2.
The scope shall be available as documented information.
4.4 Event sustalnability management system
The organization shall establish. implement, maintain and continually improve an event sustainability management system, induding the processes needed and their interactions, in accordance with the requirements of this International Standard.ISO 20121 pdf download.