Accreditation for agency
Represent recognised for green credentials
Judith O’Leary (centre): ‘thrilled to receive accreditation’ (photo by Terry Murden)
Communications agency Represent has become the first creative agency to receive a green tourism accreditation after implementing business-wide environmental policies.
In order to gain the accreditation companies must demonstrate a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint by decreasing water and energy consumption, reducing waste and sourcing eco-friendly products.
Represent managing director, Judith O’Leary said: “We’re thrilled to be the first creative agency to have received this accreditation.
“:More and more of our clients are seeking to not only implement eco-friendly policies within their own companies, but to work with providers who share their commitment to protecting the environment.
“Sustainable business is a key driver for Represent, and we are committed to making a positive social impact.
Andrea Nicholas, Green Tourism managing director, said: “Welcoming a creative agency into our group of over 2,000 award holders from across the UK, Europe, North America and Africa is an exciting step for Green Tourism.
“Increasingly, environmentally-conscious companies are looking to work with businesses that can demonstrate a similar ethos.
“For creative agencies looking to develop relationships within this emerging market, receiving accreditation could be a great advantage.
“We were really impressed with how swiftly the team, under the guidance of Represent’s office manager, Shirley Murray, implemented our suggested changes across the company.”