Liseberg supports the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s biggest corporate sustainability initiative, and has been a member since 2010. Liseberg will remain committed to the initiative, its principles and the Sustainable Development Goals for years to come. And with the ISO 20121 certification, Liseberg has taken this effort to the next level, covering a broad range of topics and all important elements of Liseberg’s operation.
“Operating an amusement park responsibly is really about three things,” Andreas Veilstrup Andersen, CEO & President of the Liseberg Group, says. “It is about minimizing negative impacts of our operations, it is about creating other types of values than just financial, and it is about thinking long-term.”
And in all this, it is important to work systematically. ISO 20121 was first used during the Olympics in London 2012 and is an international standard that covers all three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. Based on available information, Liseberg is the first amusement park in the world to receive this certification. A certified management system for sustainable events — and therefore amusement parks — lays the foundation for an effective and systematic approach to sustainability and allows strategies to be translated into action.
“We are very proud of this certification. We have high ambitions when it comes to the sustainability agenda, and we hope that many of our industry colleagues will join us on this journey,” Andersen says.