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DRPG Wins Queen's Award for Enterprise Sustainable Development

Written by Zac Goodman

21 April 2022

Like we said in our CSR Charter, to say we do it is one thing, to be officially recognised is something else…  

Here at DRPG, you might have noticed that we’re big on sustainability. We were the first agency to gain BS8901 certification, and then we were the first global agency to gain ISO20121 and ISO14001 accreditation. Recently, we also were awarded Investors in People Platinum level, as well as Agency of the Year for Sustainability in the UK’s EN Agency awards in 2021 (that’s all a mouthful, isn’t it!) and later in the year we hope to be B-Corp accredited.

From sustainable facilities and getting in the community spirit, to creating an app that can calculate how sustainable our events are, and ways to improve them, we’re committed to the cause, and we’ve certainly had a great time going green. Our designated Sustainability team have been working wonders, and they somehow convinced an actual Prince to help us plant a tree in our Bio Diversity area at our Hartlebury Studios!  

That’s why we’re extremely proud to announce that we have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. 

This is an award that we’re incredibly proud to have won, as not only is it widely considered the highest accolade to be bestowed upon a UK business, but it’s an award that reflects how we’re tackling environment impact through the development of positive strategies to encourage new, less damaging ways of doing business.  

We are one of 226 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The first in our field to achieve the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development and one of 31 enterprises to be recognised in the environmental and social classification in 2022. 

Our CEO, Dale Parmenter, “Winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, means so much to everyone at DRPG, we have been on an incredible sustainability journey for over 15 years.  We have collected many awards and accreditations for our approach, so being awarded with the Queen’s Award is the icing on the cake. 

“To be officially recognised is something else. It’s the only award which takes a holistic view of sustainability across an organisation, and this is why it's so important to us, as sustainability now sits as the umbrella in which everything is connected at DRPG”. 

Our mission to help create a more sustainable industry doesn’t stop here. In fact, we’re only just getting started. You can read all about the work we are doing here