Measures of sustainability planning and management

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Measures of sustainability planning and management

Basic Measures

  • ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management

ISO 20121 was developed to help the event industry put sustainability first when managing and delivering an event. The standard takes into account the geography, culture and socio demographic of an event. It enables event companies and businesses to consider a long-term view and identify the potential impacts of an event, how to reduce any negative impacts, and leave a positive legacy.

Below are further resources that can assist event organisers in sustainable event planning and management.


A Greener Festival:

BASIS British Association for Sustainable Sport:

Carbon Trust:

Council for Responsible Sport:

Green Events:

Julie’s Bicycle :

Outdoor Event Planning:

Sustainability in Sport: