The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced that it has secured accreditation in Event Sustainability Management Systems – ISO 20121. The accreditation was awarded by SGS, the awarding body on behalf of ISO, in November 2021.
The CCD is one of only three venues in Ireland to hold this accreditation, the venue claims. Having the standard shows The CCD’s commitment to sustainability and leading event sustainability in Ireland. The venue’s hospitality service partners, Fitzers also hold the standard. An annual external audit will take place for The CCD to continue to hold the ISO 20121.
The CCD has been focusing on sustainability for some years now, with a vision to become Ireland’s most sustainable venue and an expert in sustainable event delivery in Europe. They have identified four ambitions to achieve this vision, together with the support of industry partners, clients and delegates:
As part of the external audit process for ISO 20121, The CCD was recognised for its achievements including:
Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD said, “We are proud to be accredited with ISO 20121. As the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, The CCD is one of Europe’s most environmentally-friendly venues and this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to long term sustainability and leading event sustainability in Ireland”.
Alan Gallagher, Director of Event Operations at The CCD added, “We will continue to ensure that the venue leads and influences suppliers and clients to make the rights choices and come up with innovative sustainable ideas for events held at The CCD”.