ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products and services.
The waterfront venue, which claims to be one of the greenest of its kind in Europe, achieved certification to the Sustainable Event Management System standard. This builds upon existing standards such as ISO 14001, which was awarded in 2010.
“This event industry specific standard will help us to continue to reduce our environmental impact, ensure we are making a positive contribution to the surrounding area, are following best practice and that our suppliers are economically viable,” said Operations Director of ACC Liverpool, Kerry Quinn.
“We will be assessed regularly, which means we can continually work on our sustainability credentials. As a result our clients can be assured that their events at ACC Liverpool will be as sustainable as possible.”
ACC Liverpool has its own Environmental Task Force (ETF) which, among other initiatives, fast-tracked the venue to ’Zero to Landfill’ status. Green awards include Gold Standard in the Green Business Tourism Scheme, Healthy Stadia accreditation and a Green Apple award for the building.
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