Osaka is Japan's first DMO to receive a sustainable event management certification



# tags: Meetings Industry , Japan

The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau is Japan's first DMO to receive ISO20121 cerfication.

At the beginning of this year, the MICE Promotion Department of the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (OCTB) received official ISO20121 (event sustainability management system) certification from BSI Group Japan K.K., the Japanese arm of the British Standards Institution. An official certificate recognizing the OCTB’s certification was given at a ceremony on March 10, attended by OCTB President Hiroshi Mizohata and a representative from BSI Group Japan

ISO 20121 is the internationally recognized standard for best practice event sustainability management, created by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and evaluated by BSI. These management standards were first put to the test at the 2012 London Olympics and are aimed at helping organizations improve sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle.