02 Jul 2012

We’re proud to announce that we have committed ourselves to achieving the new ISO 20121 standard, which was launched in June, demonstrating a strong desire to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as our clients’ impact on the environment.

This new standard applies to companies and organisations involved in the event industry, whether they are a venue, organiser or supplier. It also helps companies set themselves up to be both environmentally and socially responsible, as well as commercially successful.

Our Operations Director, Mark Danvers, said: “The industry is making impressive strides to become greener and there is a desire amongst suppliers, organisers and exhibitors to do more. The ISO 20121 standard demonstrates the desire.

“From an AV point of view, I think we AV professionals can reduce our customers’ carbon footprint, as well as our own, through various sustainability practices, such as offering technologically innovative products and services that are environmentally-friendly, the safe and correct disposal of equipment, as well as reducing CO2 emissions when transporting to events, both nationally and internationally.

“Originally, DB Systems had been heading towards the BS8901 standard, but with the Olympics in London and the strong focus on it being a green event with a sustainable legacy, the ISO 20121 is more focused on event industry, so we will be start to pursue this in the coming months.”

Earlier this year, we achieved an ISO9001 accreditation following an audit by independent certification body ISOQAR. The ISO9001 accreditation means that we have met internal standards for quality and that these standards meet internationally set guidelines.

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