La Cité Nantes Events Center achieves ISO 20121 certification


Published on 6 April 2017

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For the past 14 years, La Cité Nantes Events Center has shown an ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and carbon footprint reduction. La Cité is pursuing an intense CSR strategy and has gone a step further by obtaining the ISO 20121 certification, a global benchmark for event sustainability.

The new standard adds weight to La Cité’s systematic approach to sustainable development.  La Cité is known among the leading convention centres for its action to help event organisers reduce the carbon footprint of their event-related activities.
The 20121 standard provides the framework needed to drive sustainability performance and minimize the social, economic and environmental impacts of an event. It applies to all the various stages of event planning and encompasses recommendations in terms of monitoring and evaluation. La Cité therefore ensures that event organisers, national and international, show compliance with environmental and social responsibility goals. Beyond its eco-friendly approach and optimised management, La Cité’s commitment is also reflected in the range of eco-responsible services on offer.
La Cité is certified ISO 20121 and ISO 9001. It obtained the “Charte Qualité & Développement Durable de France Congrès” and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact.  On top of that, it is the only French convention centre among 28 countries across the world, to have achieved the AIPC Gold Quality Standards Certification, the highest level of standards established by the International Association of Convention Centres.
Over the last 20 years, Nantes has played an active and leading role in sustainable development.  European Green Capital 2013 and the first French city listed in the Global Destination Sustainability Index*, Nantes wants to further its green development with the certification of the city’s major facilities: La Cité Nantes Events Center and Exponantes which is the 1st European exhibition centre to have achieved the ISO 14001 certification and lately the ISO 20121 accreditation.

*AIPC : Association Internationale des Palais des Congrès
*GDS Index: Index of Sustainable World Destinations

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