Qatar Olympic Committee Awarded Sustainable Management Certification

Qatar Olympic Committee Awarded Sustainable Management Certification

The certification to help organizations and individuals improve sustainability of hosting sports events

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has been awarded with the Event Sustainable Management Certification (ISO20121:2012 ESMS) during a certification ceremony held at the QOC Headquarters on Thursday.

In the presence of His Excellency Jassim bin Rashid Al Buainain, Secretary-General of the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Committee received the certificate of the Sustainable Events Management System (ISO 20121:2012 ESMS).

The event was attended by the national body’s Secretary General and directors of departments. The sustainable events management system contributes to helping all organizations, institutions and individuals improve the sustainability of their activities associated with sports events.

The ESMS award ceremony was also attended by Mr Hussam Refaai, CEO of Bureau Veritas (the granting company) and QOC’s employees. This ESMS will help all organisations and individuals to make their sport events and related- activities more sustainable.

It supports Qatar’s sustainable development objectives and meets the standards of Qatar’s 2030 national vision; in addition to reducing environmental, social, and economic negative impacts that result from organising the events.

QOC Secretary General, Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain said, “We are truly grateful and proud to be awarded with this certification. I appreciate the collective contributions of teamwork and everyone that helped QOC to get this certification. Together we push ahead to make our objectives a reality.”

“This certification [is in line] with QOC’s strategic plan which includes [an] annual database as per the international criteria.

"It also improves our work output and meets customers’ needs as per our upcoming 2023-2027 strategy. Finally, it meets QOC’s vision: To Become a Leading Nation in Bringing The World Together Through Sustainable Sport Development,” added the Secretary General.

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