» Event Sustainability Management System Certification (ISO 20121:2012)

UKAS is developing an assessment approach for the accreditation of certification for event sustainability management systems (ISO 20121). Accreditation will be to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 (Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems) and will also take into consideration the expectation of PD ISO/IEC TS 17021-4: 2013 Competence requirements for auditing and certification of event sustainability management systems. As this standard is a new area of accreditation, UKAS invited expressions of interest to participate in a pilot assessment programme which has the following milestones:

  • Applications for accreditation - 28 March 2018
  • Planning and assessment of pilot applicants - June to December 2018
  • Announcement of accreditations - 28 February 2019

All pilot participants will progress through the development project together, with all that have demonstrating competency to deliver accredited certification of event sustainability management systems being granted together in February 2019.