The new international standard – ISO 20121 – launched this month. It helps event organisers reduce carbon emissions and waste, manage the biodiversity of venues and achieve a diverse and inclusive workforce.
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority have already successfully implemented ISO 20121 making London 2012 one of the first to adopt the standard. Other early adopters include Coca-Cola and Games venues Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and Earls Court.
David Stubbs, Head of Sustainability at LOCOG, said: 'London 2012 is proud to have been the catalyst for ISO 20121. This is a piece of legacy with the potential to transform how events around the world consider their economic, environmental and social impacts.'