Course Details

Introduction to ISO 20121:2012

Course Area


Course Duration

1 Day

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

USD $690.00

Upcoming Sessions
Jun 4, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll
Aug 8, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll
Nov 25, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll

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Course Details

ISO 20121 is the international standard for sustainable events management. It lays out a management system to help improve the sustainability of any type of event, applying throughout the its entire lifecycle from conception to legacy issues. ISO 20121 can be used by sponsors, venues, organizers and contractors, and is designed to help deliver quality events that maximize their contribution to sustainable development.

The need for stable economic, social and environmental progress is a universally recognized truth with potentially substantial implications for all industries, including events. It is essential to have strategies in place to respond to these implications and protect your business. ISO 20121 outlines the latest international requirements that will help you put the right strategy in place.

How will I benefit?

  • ISO 20121 will not only help improve the sustainability of your event, it may also improve your financial performance. 
  • The standard outlines ways to achieve greater efficiency across the full spectrum of event management, helping you to improve resource management and streamline your delivery.
  • You will identify where you can reduce waste, create stakeholder win/wins and identify the full range of value to be derived from the event – in maximizing your event’s contribution to sustainable development and your positive reputation.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements/implications of sustainability standards with a focus on ISO 20121
  • Identify a range of management tools/skills that will help you design and manage an ISO 20121 implementation project
  • Understand processes involved in, and the role of, BSI certification

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for anyone involved in events from corporate sustainability managers to communications and procurement professionals.


1 day

What will I gain?

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate.


There are no formal prerequisites, however, it will be useful for delegates to read the relevant standards before attending the course.

Course Materials

Soft Copy: You will receive an email prior to the course with instructions on how to access the online Student Handbook, which can be viewed, downloaded or printed.

NOTE: Copies of the standards are not included in the class fee.

BSI will make reasonable efforts to have loaner copies available for use during the class, but students are encouraged to have their own copy. Soft copies of the digital loaner standard cannot be printed or downloaded.

Course Logistics

If your class is Live Online:

  • Students need to connect to the class from any internet accessible location.
  • Webcam and Microphone are REQUIRED.
  • ALL course times shown are US EASTERN TIME.

If your class is In-person :

  • You are encouraged to bring a laptop with you to class.
  • *Session lengths could vary depending on amount of class discussion.

All Upcoming Course Dates

Date and Time Location Fees Enroll
Jun 4, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $690.00Enroll
Aug 8, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $690.00Enroll
Nov 25, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $690.00Enroll

The venues for scheduled courses are tentative until receipt of a course confirmation from BSI.

Live Online Classes

Certified, convenient, and interactive, with no travel costs.

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