July 17, 2024

Agiito achieves certification for sustainable meetings and events

Agiito, now part of Clarity Business Travel, has received the ISO 20121 certification for sustainable meetings and events.

As part of its ongoing strategy to achieve best-practice levels of efficiency and performance, Agiito started working towards the standard in March 2022 by making travel, meetings and events more sustainable.

It has established a culture in events by reducing, re-using and recycling so all event managers mitigate, ameliorate and eliminate any negative impacts from events on the environment.

It is also supporting the reporting of sustainability outcomes, which supports clients’ goals and subsequently enables Agiito to create better events in the future.

Alongside the day-to-day event management, all members of the Events Team underwent ‘Sustainable Events’ training, increased regulatory compliance and better risk management.

The company also updated its marketing material to include green symbols and compliance logos recognised by customers.

“It has been an amazing team effort to achieve this international standard. It’s been great to be able to use my events, ISO and sustainability experience to help achieve this important certification and support customers’ environmental targets and goals,” said Julie Evans, Standards and Assurance Manager at Agiito.

“The work towards this standard has influenced Agiito’s, and now Brighter’s, overall ways of working to continue delivering more memorable events that maximise performance and energy efficiency, while minimising the impact on the environment and local communities.”

The TMC has incorporated ISO 20121 into its existing Integrated Management System for 9001, 14001, 27001 and 22301, demonstrating a commitment to quality, environmental management, information security management and business continuity.

“As more businesses look to work with responsible suppliers and tenders request evidence of sustainable practices, we believe working towards this standard will give customers confidence in our event operations,” said Kirsty Given, Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Agiito. 

“This certification represents another business standard for us to specialise in, alongside the quality service standards we have already achieved.”