Grimaldi Forum continues to raise the sustainability bar with new events industry certification

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco has hit another sustainability benchmark, this time achieving its first ISO 20121 certification, in addition to its sixth 14001 certification.

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco was one of the first European convention and culture centres to obtain the ISO 14001 environmental certification. Now, it has obtained the benchmark ISO 20121 certification for the events industry.

ISO 20121 is a certifiable international management standard that integrates the principles of sustainable development – environmental, social/societal and economic – into its activities.

“This certification demonstrates our commitment to identifying and addressing key sustainability issues in our organisation and events,” said the Grimaldi Forum. “We are committed to creating a more sustainable future, this achievement is testament to our ongoing efforts.”

A new CSR team

This year, the Grimaldi Forum positioned Françoise Rossi in the newly created role of Director of CSR, and her mission is to energise and promote the company’s CSR policy.

Meanwhile, Maureen Aubert, Environment Manager, Certifications and Legal Officer, plays a central role in coordinating certifications and aligning the Grimaldi Forum’s standards. She also orchestrates the quarterly meetings of the CSR committee of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, where concrete actions are planned in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 20121 certifications.

A committed player in Monaco 

The Grimaldi Forum is Monaco’s largest congress and exhibition centre and, since its creation in 2000, has positioned itself as a committed player in Monaco’s long-standing commitment to sustainable development.

The venue is soon set to undergo a major expansion that will increase its exhibition capacity by 50% and make it possible for the venue to host larger events, and more events simultaneously.


Behind the scenes of the Grimaldi Forum expansion


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Main photo: Françoise Rossi, Sylvie Biancheri and Maureen Aubert. Photo source: Grimaldi Forum Monaco