Worcestershire-based creative communications agency drp has set new standards in its annual audit for the International Standards Organisations Certifications for Event Sustainability Management (ISO 20121:2012) and transitioned its Environmental Management (from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015) accreditations.
The company says it is essential to have systems to reduce the impact events have on resources, society and the environment.
drp claims the ISO standards provide a significant competitive advantage, and says it recently attained the ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) too.
Paul Weston, health and safety manager at drp, commented: “We are very proud to have successfully transitioned through the upgrade to ISO 14001 and maintained our ISO 20121 accreditation – this is a fantastic result and exemplifies our dedication to sustainability as a business. The ISO standards audits don’t just assess our processes and procedures, they look at the drp ethos and culture, as well as our commitment to influence our client projects and experiences to ensure these are as sustainable as possible and have been over the past eight years while we have maintained our ISO accreditations.”
CEO Dale Parmenter added that he was pleased the company passed its annual sustainability audit for the ISO standards “with flying colours”.
“The auditors were incredibly impressed with the work we do around the environment, the community and CSR in general. A lot of what we do doesn’t get seen and just happens as part of our day-to-day working lives,” said Parmenter.
drp says it was the first in the industry to gain the ISO standard and last year supported 25 charitable projects and this year has so far completed nine CSR challenges.