Sustainability ISO certification for UEFA EURO 2016
UEFA EURO 2016’s approach to social responsibility and sustainability has earned the International Standardisation Organisation’s ISO 20121 certification for operations at the tournament in France.
A thorough auditing process was performed by SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company that also audited the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the Roland-Garros tennis tournament in Paris.
“It is with great pride that we obtain the ISO 20121 certification for UEFA EURO 2016 ─ something that sets a high standard for tournaments and competitions to come,” said UEFA Events SA CEO Martin Kallen. “Football events on such a scale have a significant economic, social and environmental impact. Therefore, it is important to establish a sustainability management system, and make it an integral part of the event. This is just the beginning. We have improved a lot, but still have room for progress.”