Event Sustainability Initiatives
Fresh Montgomery Ltd understands that our events and processes can have both a positive and negative impact on environmental, social and economic issues. Our intention is to provide event management that wherever practicable minimises the negative and maximises the positive impacts
In 2010 Fresh Montgomery obtained Certification for managing it’s events to BS8901 the British Standard for Sustainable Event Management. This British Standard has now been migrated to a new international standard ISO 20121. Fresh Montgomery were audited on-site at Specialty and Fine Food Fair 2012 by the British Standards Institute and are now ISO 20121 certified.
Fresh Montgomery is currently the only UK exhibition organiser to gain this accolade, which comes in recognition of the organiser’s achievements in running their events according to strict measurable guidelines and benchmarks.
About BSI - BSI is the National Standards Body of the UK, with a globally recognised reputation for independence, integrity and innovation in the production of standards that promote best practice. It develops and sells standards and standardisation solutions to meet the needs of business and society. To find out more visit the BSI website
What is ISO 20121? ISO 20121 is a management system standard for the implementation of the consideration for sustainable development in events. In other words, ISO 20121 is a way of working which helps you consider how to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, at every business decision point. The social, economic and environmental goals of sustainable development are interdependent and mutually reinforcing.
More and more, the world is demanding events that are environmentally friendly, ethically sound and of benefit to the economy. This page has been set up to keep you up to date with our progress and we would welcome your feedback or questions at any time. Please email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Read the Fresh Montgomery Sustainability Policy
10 Point Action Plan
To help exhibitors make their presence at the show more sustainable we have developed a 10 Point Action Plan and to give you some positive PR we will be displaying the company names and stand numbers of all participating exhibitors on-site at the show.
The show guides at the Specialty and Fine Food Fair are Free of Charge but we will once again be asking visitors for a donation to Action Against Hunger.
At the end of the show we will also be once again taking donations of unwanted food left over that will be collected by Fare Share and distributed to local homeless people.