LOS ANGELES (February 11, 2022) – SoFi Stadium, the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, has been awarded ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management System certification, becoming the second NFL venue to achieve such certification. Originally designed for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the ISO 20121:2012 standard provides a roadmap for organizations to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of their events. The standard is designed to highlight the process in which data is tracked, obstacles identified, and issues addressed to continually improve sustainability over time.
“ISO certification creates a solid foundation for SoFi Stadium as we continue to develop programs and policies that reduce our environmental impact,” said Jason Gannon, Managing Director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “This ISO achievement builds on our commitment to sustainable operations across Hollywood Park, including SoFi Stadium, YouTube Theater and American Airlines Plaza.”
ISO 20121:2012 certification is a voluntary international standard that specifies requirements for an event sustainability management system and provides guidance to conforming to those requirements. A fundamental piece of the standard is a timeline set forth for continued improvement. The standard is then implemented, monitored, and checked for noncompliance, then adjusted to address those issues to achieve increased standards of success.
Honeycomb Strategies, a woman-owned sustainability consulting firm specializing in the sport and event industry, has been instrumental in developing the strategy and compliance with ISO framework for SoFi Stadium.
“Since SoFi Stadium’s official opening, Honeycomb Strategies has supported the team in the development and implementation of industry leading sustainability best-practices,” said Tim Trefzer, Program Manager for Honeycomb Strategies. “By engaging key stakeholders and focusing on material impacts, the SoFi Stadium program is both comprehensive and allows for continual improvement year after year.”
iCompli Sustainability is the non-profit international auditing organization that performed the third-party audit for SoFi Stadium’s certification of the ISO 20121:2012 standard.
Information regarding SoFi Stadium’s sustainability program can be found at https://www.sofistadium.com/sustainability/.
ABOUT SOFI STADIUM
SoFi Stadium, the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, is located at Hollywood Park, a near 300-acre sports and entertainment destination being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke in Inglewood, Calif. The 3.1 million square-foot SoFi Stadium is the largest stadium in the NFL, as well as the first indoor-outdoor stadium. It seats approximately 70,000, expandable up to 100,000, with more than 260 luxury suites and more than 13,000 premium seats. SoFi Stadium will host Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football National Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028. Adjacent to the stadium and sitting under the same roof canopy is the 2.5-acre American Airlines Plaza and the 6,000-seat YouTube Theater. For more information about SoFi Stadium, visit http://www.SoFiStadium.com or @SoFiStadium on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT HONEYCOMB STRATEGIES
Honeycomb Strategies is a sustainability consulting firm, offering an innovative approach and sustainable solutions to business challenges. We provide collaborative and impactful solutions for clients in the tradeshow, event and hospitality industry, to venues, sports teams and facilities. We support clients seeking sustainability certifications including ISO 20121, LEED, APEX/ASTM and TRUE Zero Waste, as well as reporting frameworks such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and ESG reporting. From immediate action planning to long-term sustainability goals, we work to provide impactful solutions and strategies that meet the current needs of your organization, while supporting your success well into the future. For more information, please visit www.hcsustainability.com.
ABOUT ICOMPLI SUSTAINABILITY
BPA iCompli Sustainability Assurance isa division of BPA Worldwide, the largest media audit company. A not-for-profit organization established in 1931, BPA’s audit services have expanded to include external assurance of government and industry standards and independent verification of companies’ sustainability claims. For more information, please visit www.icomplisustainability.com.
The International Organization for Standardization, commonly referred to as ISO, is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded in 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.iso.org.
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