Organisation Type: Event Owner
About Us: Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. Sydney Festival has a rich history spanning back 38 years.
We have a vision to be the most sustainable major performing arts festival in Australia.
For some years we have been working towards making Sydney Festival a more sustainable event. But the 2014 Festival sees us take a much more serious step to achieve this. We have made a commitment towards fully understanding our impact and identifying ways to minimise the negative and maximise the positive environmental, social and economic legacies of Sydney Festival.
With the assistance of sustainablility experts, Greenshoot Pacific, we have undertaken a full analysis of the 2013 Festival. This enabled us to set long-term targets and to work towards achieving them. This also means compliance with the new international standard ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems.
About the Audit/Implementation:
Conformity Level: Third Party Audit
Auditing Company/Auditor: Bureau Veritas (Australia)
Auditor Competency: Auditors meet competency requirements in ISO_IEC_TS_17021-4_2013
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Sharing our ISO 20121 Implementation Experience:
Team Competency: Our team has undergone sustainability professional development, Our team is supported by an external advisor, Our team has a dedicated sustainability specialist, Our internal specialist or advisor is an SEA Accredited Professional
We are proud to announce that as of August 2013 Sydney Festival is officially certified to comply with the requirements of ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management Systems.
This is a major accomplishment for Sydney Festival, as through this approval, we have validated our sustainability commitment and have a mechanism for further continued improvement in our sustainability approach through ongoing surveillance audits. Working closely with event sustainability experts GreenShoot Pacific, we have been able to implement not only a comprehensive management system but in addition many best practice strategies, solutions and initiatives across our organisation and event.