There is much confusion about what the term sustainability means. The important point to note is that sustainability is not just about being "green" and more environmentally responsible – it requires social and environmental issues to be addressed. The adoption of an effective event sustainability management process within an organization will have impacts in several areas: Financial Benefits
Achieve costs savings concerning material consumption, waste, and energy;
Better employee productivity;
Companies spend $20 in labor to file a document, $120 in labor to find a misfiled document and $220 in labor to reproduce a lost document.
7.5% of all documents get lost, 3% of the remainder get misfiled.
Managers spend an average of 4 weeks a year searching for or waiting on misfiled, mislabeled, untracked, or lost information.
Boost employee motivation, attract the best talent and improve retention; Business Benefits
Simpler, clearer and more effective systems and processes;
Greater integrated management and consolidated thinking resulting in improved efficiencies and stronger teamwork;
Enhance reputation and increases the confidence of key clients, business partners, suppliers, partners, and other external stakeholders when working with the organization that possesses ISO 20121;
Complies with national, regional, and international laws and regulations;
Provides differentiation as a competitive advantage for the organization;
Strengthen the position of the organization within the community; Environmental Benefits
Benchmarking, measuring, documenting, and reporting energy intensity improvements and their impact on greenhouse gas emissions;
Reduce carbon emissions over the entire event supply chain.