Stockholmsmässan is ISO Certified for Sustainable Events

Since 2019 Stockholmsmässan is – as the first venue in Stockholm certified according to ISO 20121, the international standard for sustainable events. Sustainability means taking the needs of current and future generations into consideration. At Stockholmsmässan we focus on Sustainable Community, Sustainable Environment and Sustainable Innovation while creating meetings that move people and communities forward.

Our owners, the city of Stockholm, have tasked us with selling and promoting Stockholm as one of Europe’s premiere meeting places. The mission also includes strengthening the competitiveness of the business region. To achieve this, we must conduct our business in sustainable manner, for both people and the society. Our ISO 20121 certification is proof that we can unite these two important missions, which we are very proud to be able to do.

The certification works as a clear starting point for our continued efforts, that amongst other things means that Stockholmsmässan commits to improve meetings and events according to our Sustainability Policy. In order to further a more sustainable meetings industry, we maintain a continuous dialogue with co-workers, customers, visitor, suppliers, and other stakeholders focused on constant improvements. The ISO 20121 certification is proof of this. 

Linda Elmén, Stockholmsmässan’s Sustainability Manager, is proud of the ISO 20121 certification.

The certification is a milestone in our sustainability work, but we still have a long way to go.
There is so much more to do for us as a company and for the industry in general. As a major player, Stockholmsmässan is keen to make a positive contribution and take responsibility, and it feels fantastic that we can now demonstrate the sustainability of our events. We want to offer a sustainable meeting place for the customers and visitors who choose to hold and visit events here, and of course for the events that we organize ourselves. Stockholmsmässan can use its size and influence to encourage a more sustainable exhibition and conferencing industry. We want to be a role model and an inspiration, says Linda Elmén.

ISO 20121
ISO 20121 is an international standard for the sustainability of events and was launched in conjunction with the 2012 Olympics in London, hence the name. ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization.

The full name of the standard is SS-EN ISO 20121:2012

Bureau Veritas Certification Sweden is the certification body for ISO 20121. The scheme is a third-party certification monitored by an external auditor. Under the certification, Bureau Veritas will check Stockholmsmässan’s compliance with ISO 20121 annually.

Download our certification (PDF):
ISO 20121 certifiering