Sustainability and our Clients

We’re answering the call for action. 

In a world where the stakes have never been higher, we're not just talking the talk – we're walking the walk towards a brighter, greener future! Every decision we make is a step towards a more sustainable way of doing business. From crafting carbon-conscious live events to tailoring campaigns to meet our clients' CSR goals, our creativity knows no bounds when it comes to finding green solutions. But sustainability isn't just about recycling paper or ditching plastic bottles – it's about forging a path towards positive change in our community and beyond, both now and for generations to come. 

At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to Net Zero. We're acutely aware of the environmental impact of our industry, which is why we meticulously monitor our carbon footprint through our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and strive to minimise impact at every turn. No unnecessary printing, minimal single-use designs – just a steadfast dedication to keeping your journey with us as green as can be. 

Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for us – it's ingrained in every aspect of our operations. We're constantly brainstorming and implementing innovative solutions, whether it's revamping print processes, embracing recyclable materials, or championing eco-friendly digital strategies. And our commitment to sustainability isn't new – we've been leading the charge for years, earning accolades like BS8901 and being the first global agency to achieve ISO 20121 and ISO 14001 certifications. 

But we're not stopping there. Sustainability, to us, means more than just protecting the planet – it's about balancing people, profit, and the planet. With our triple bottom line approach, we ensure that everyone benefits, now and into the future. Our ultimate goal? To make a positive impact on everyone we touch and leave this world better than we found it. So, are you ready to join us in shaping a sustainable future together? Let's build it, one green initiative at a time! 

How we support our clients to be sustainable:

Sustainability Management System

We have developed and implemented a Sustainability Management System that helps us understand our material issues and opportunities, which naturally bleeds into client work, enabling us to take targeted action and communicate our progress with clarity, transparency, and authenticity.

This is also supported by our BOSS app. 

Responsible Client Decision Tree

We use the Responsible Client Decision Tree, a practical tool that supports our sustainability strategy and enables us to have difficult conversations internally and with prospective clients. ​ It helps us assess the risk and opportunity associated with the clients we work with and the work we do. If we get a whiff of greenwashing from a client, we will cut ties!

Potential for Positive Change

We use Syntiro's PFPC metric to measure our potential impact on an event, campaign, or project. This metric helps us identify and quantify the positive change we can create across people, planet, and profit. 

Accessibility Testing

Sustainability is more than just the planet… we prioritise accessibility testing to ensure that our websites and digital platforms are usable for as many people as possible. ​ This testing process evaluates the design, functionality, and content of our websites to identify and address any barriers that might prevent people with disabilities from accessing and using them effectively. 

New Technologies

We have a dedicated Head of Innovation here at DRPG. Not only do we keep ahead of the game in terms of tech innovation but also innovations in accessibility in events. For example, our work with Holoplot allows us to install special beamforming audio arrays to pinpoint sound to different locations, making it easier for individuals with conditions like autism, ADHD, and dyslexia to participate in events and activities. 

Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

We actively collaborate with industry organisations, trade bodies, and educational establishments to share knowledge, promote sustainable practices, and drive collaboration. This includes supporting initiatives like EVCOM, ICE, and United by 2022, as well as attending events and forums to share our expertise and inspire others to take action. Founders of Net Global Zero by 2050, also part of Adnet 


Take a look below to see how we’re reporting on our sustainability. 

DRPG Sustainability Review 2023