COP26 has today achieved international recognition for its approach to delivering a truly sustainable event.
Arup, together with partners Crowberry Consulting, was appointed by the UK Government to help achieve ISO20121 certification. This included developing the framework to put sustainability at the heart of decision making –working with key suppliers to build a sustainable supply chain and developing a Carbon Management Plan for the event.
ISO20121 is an international standard which sets out the requirements to establish, maintain and continually improve an event sustainability management system. It requires event organisers to demonstrate consideration to all key financial, economic, social and environmental factors related to planning and operations. BSI, British Standards Institute, provided an independent audit for verification of compliance.