TonneZero was the official sustainability partner for the Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover Local Organising Committee. TonneZero assisted with advice on sustainability issues and conducted an ISO 20121 (event sustainability management system) GAP Analysis for the most recent VOR LOC within the VOR demarcated boundaries at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
TonneZero designed and delivered the framework for an internationally certifiable ISO 2012:1 event sustainability management system for the event delivery partners of the British and Irish Lions Tour to South Africa. This system was developed in close conjunction with the senior management team and is a “first” in the South African rugby context. This uniquely innovative approach to event sustainability is a feather in the cap for all who were involved with the project
TonneZero conducted a review of the sustainability management initiatives, inclusive of policies and practices, of the Wines 2 Whales 2018 event (W2W 2018), to ascertain how compliant the sustainability practices of the W2W 2018 were in relation to the requirements of the ISO 20121 ESMS Standard. The audit team were of the opinion that there was already a significant understanding of the need to manage the impacts of the W2W event and of the benefits that the implementation of an ESMS would bring to the event’s brand and reputation. TonneZero continues to engage with the Team at Cape Epic (Pty) Ltd with the intention of an implementation of the ISO 20121 ESMS in respect of future events. This would enable the Cape Epic (Pty) Ltd to confidently claim sustainability credentials that are internationally recognised and forward-thinking in the South African hospitality, event and sporting context.
In 2018, TonneZero was commissioned by Nedbank (lead sponsor) to undertake an analysis of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, the premier international golfing event in South Africa and often referred to as “Africa’s Major.” The work entailed working with the Sun International team to evaluate previous events against the guidance of the ISO20121 Sustainable Event Management System, identifying environmental, social and management risks and opportunities that the event faced in its supply chain, course management, and live activities, with a strong focus on reputational and operational risk faced by sponsors and event owners among other stakeholders. The output of the project has been used to reinforce the sustainability efforts of the NGC by its owners, managers and suppliers.