ISO 20121 Certification Consultancy for Event Sustainability Management Systems

ISO 20121 certification is one of the most sought-after certificates today. ISO 20121:2012 is a management system standard that has been designed by International Organization for Standardization to address the management of sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle. The basic purpose of ISO 20121 is to help organizations in the events industry expand the sustainability of their event-related activities, products, and services. ISO 20121 certification is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations involved in the design and delivery of events in any geographical area, culture and society. It covers caterers, lighting and sound engineers, security companies, stage builders, and venues to independent event organizers and corporate and public sector event teams. ISO 20121 certification helps organizations to recognize their relationship with and impact on society and society's expectations of events. In simple terms, ISO 20121 certification will help any event-related organization to remain financially successful, turn out to be more socially responsible and decrease its environmental footprint as well. ISO 20121:2012 was last reviewed and confirmed in 2017. Therefore, this version remains current for certification purpose.

ISO 20121 certification can be taken alone with the help of our ISO 20121 Consultants or it can be taken with ISO 9001 (quality) or ISO 14001 (environmental) certification also. ISO 20121 event sustainability system can be easily integrated to an organization's existing quality or environmental management systems.

ISO 20121:2012 Certification

ISO 20121:2012 Certificate is issued by an ISO/IEC 17021-1 accredited Certification body, which is competent to provide such a certificate. The ISO 20121certificate for event sustainability management system is issued by the Certification body initially for a period of three years after successful completion of pre-assessment and registration (Final) assessment. Surveillance audits are conducted by the Certification body within the period of three years at the interval of six months, nine months or twelve months depending upon the nature and size of the organization. Upon completion of three years, renewal audit is conducted for the new cycle of three years and upon successful completion of such audit, ISO 18788 certificate is re-issued for further three years.

Steps for ISO 20121 Certification Consultancy, a well-known ISO 20121 Certification Consultancy provider in India, is having a rich experience of system implementation and certification for various ISO standards across different types of organizations. Punyam helps its clients in implementing ISO 20121: 2012 system and achieving ISO 20121 certification through any stringent audits by accredited certification bodies. Our ISO 20121 certification consultancy involves mainly following steps:

  • Initial gap analysis and survey of the existing system
  • Awareness program for all the employees on ISO 20121 event sustainability management system (ESMS)
  • Forming a steering committee and task-force for documentation
  • Defining policies and establishing objectives
  • Preparing ISO 20121:2012 documents for event sustainability management system based on detailed study of all activities of the organization. The documents include:
    • ESMS Manual,
    • Mandatory procedures required by the standard,
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various activities covered under the scope of ESMS,
    • Formats to establish the objective evidence of implementation and to ensure control over all the management system,
  • Implementation and training of all personnel in the use of procedures and formats
  • Training to employees related to risk identification evaluation and control
  • Training of internal auditors for ISO 20121:2012 certification
  • Assess the system through first internal audit
  • Carry out management review meeting in presence of top management of the organization
  • Suggest corrective actions for nonconformities
  • Application for ISO 20121:2012 certification
  • Assess the system through second round of internal audit
  • Facilitate pre certification audit by certification body (Optional)
  • Support in taking actions suggested by certification body.
  • Final audit by ISO 20121:2012 certification body
  • Support in taking corrective actions on the nonconformities and audit findings of the certification body
  • Get ISO 20121:2012 certification.

Benefits of ISO 20121 Certification

ISO 20121 Certification and effective implementation of ESMS ensures that a robust event sustainability management system has been established and employees of the organization are fully aware of their role within the system, if an incident occurs. Following are the key benefits of ISO 20121 certification:

  • Increases quality of service and efficiency: ISO 20121 system provides a framework which is based on 'Plan, Do, Check, Act' concept. This framework helps to increases organizational productivity.
  • Competitive Advantages: Ensures customer's confidence in your organization, as ISO 20121 certification is internationally acknowledged.
  • ISO 20121 certification imposes credibility and helps protect your reputation
  • Boosts the probability of operational success.
  • Achieve costs savings with respect to material consumption, waste and energy.
  • Strengthen the position of the organization within the community.
  • Helps organization identify and manage its legal responsibilities.
  • Indicates that the organization has low carbon footprint over the entire event supply chain.
  • Provides evidence that the business has all economic, environmental and social impacts under control.

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