The Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) has obtained the ISO 20121 certification for sustainable events. ISO 20121 is an international standard that evaluates whether event planners, venues and marketing organisations carrying out MICE activities such as international conferences, incentive tourism, conventions, and exhibitions have economic, environmental and socially sustainable management systems and operating processes. This certification recognises KTO's efforts in sustainability and MICE operation management systems.
KTO has been actively promoting company-wide ESG management starting from 2021. In particular, the MICE department conducted a self-diagnosis on the sustainability management of the organisation's MICE activities, established an action plan based on the results, and passed a two-step expert review of the Korean Standards Association to acquire the ISO20121 certification.
„The implementation of a sustainable management system takes top priority.“
Lee Young-geun, director of the MICE planning and management team of KTO, stated, "As global competition for attracting and hosting MICE events intensifies, the implementation of a sustainable management system takes top priority". He continued, "With the new ISO 20121 certification, we plan to enhance our efforts in supporting the qualitative growth and global competitiveness of the MICE industry".