ISO 20121 provides a framework for improving and maintaining the economic, environmental and social impact of events
Dorna Sports is proud to announce the achievement of ISO 20121 certification for our sustainable event management system as an organizer of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship. ISO 20121 is an international standard that addresses the promotion of sustainability and the sustainable management of events at all levels.
ISO 20121 provides a framework for improving and maintaining the economic, environmental and social impact of events, certifying current standards, and defining a plan for continuous improvement in the future. Obtaining ISO 20121 certification is a voluntary process through a third-party audit that provides an objective and independent assessment of whether a company or organization meets the criteria.
With the help of ISO 20121 advisor Right Hub, Dorna has started work on the necessary analysis in late 2021 to define a new sustainable event management system for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.
Dorna has now been certified by the TÜV NORD certification body, becoming one of the first motorsport organizers to do so.
Obtaining ISO 20121 certification is a key achievement that recognizes both Dorna’s commitment to creating positive change and the increasingly high standards achieved in every sector of MotoGP™ event management. Maintaining ISO 20121 certification now depends on implementing, analyzing and modifying an action plan aimed at continuous improvement in the future. This plan requires the participation and cooperation of all MotoGP™ stakeholders, including but not limited to tracks, manufacturers, teams, staff, suppliers, partners, sponsors, federations and fans, to ensure progress in each individual area.
- Increasing initiatives aimed at social inclusion in the various communities in which MotoGP™ is present
- Improving waste management and recycling at events
- Introduce sustainable development criteria in the process of selecting partners and customers, as well as when concluding contracts for services and/or materials
- Encouraging all companies and stakeholders to work towards the common goals of sustainable development
- Further reducing the MotoGP™ carbon footprint
Carmelo Espeleto, CEO of Dorna Sports:
“We are very proud to announce that our sustainable event management system has been awarded ISO 20121 certification, recognizing our collaborative efforts at both Dorna and MotoGP towards our shared goal of continuous growth in sustainability. As the pinnacle of two wheels, MotoGP is the best two-wheeled testing ground in the world and plays an important role in the world’s drive to create a greener future. We hope to inspire everyone involved in the sport and the hundreds of millions of our fans around the world to take action with us as MotoGP™ continues to put sustainability at the top of the agenda as we fight together for positive change.”