Sustainable Finance

Bureau Veritas Accredits Posidonia 2022 as Greece’s First Sustainable Event

Published on: 25 May 2022 01:00 PM
by KnowESG
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Posidonia 2022 is the first maritime exhibition to receive the ISO 20121 certification, attesting the industry's commitment to organising sustainable events. Posidonia Exhibitions SA is the leading trade fair organiser in Greece and Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification.

Posidonia Exhibitions SA, the leading trade fair organiser in Greece, and Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, have collaborated for Posidonia 2022, the International Shipping Exhibition, to be certified as Greece's first sustainable event.

With Bureau Veritas' support, Posidonia 2022 has become the first maritime exhibition to receive the ISO 20121 certification, attesting the industry's commitment to organising sustainable events.

ISO 20121 is an international standard that provides guidance and best practice to help manage an event and control its social, economic, and environmental impact.

Bureau Veritas successfully assessed Posidonia's event management system according to the ISO 20121 main focus: the balanced approach and performance to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress.

Lessons derived from the pandemic crisis, as well as the introduction of new sustainability policies and legal requirements, were the main drivers behind Posidonia's commitment to incorporate sustainability aspects during the planning and implementation stages of Posidonia 2022.

It is applicable to organisations involved in the design and delivery of events and accommodates diverse geographical, cultural, and social conditions. It requires organisations to recognise their relationship with - and their impact on - society, and society's expectations of events. It intends to improve sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle.

The standard is aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals in terms of well-being, equality, clean water, clean energy, economic growth, sustainable cities, responsible consumption, climate, sustainable industrialisation, reducing inequalities, and inclusive societies.

Bureau Veritas certification services, aligned with its credible portfolio of services for the Maritime sector since 1828, ensure credibility and added value of audits in a wide range of services in all economic and social sectors.

Source: Sea News

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