Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm, today announced it has received ISO 14001 certification, the prestigious "Green Certification," for all its offices in the United States.
The ISO 14001 certification is an internationally recognized framework for environmental management, measurement, evaluation, and auditing. Companies control the environmental impact of their activities, products, and services by implementing an environmental policy that meets international standards, but is specific to their operation. Weber Shandwick received its U.S. certification from ERM Certification and Verification Services Limited, an independent member of the worldwide Environmental Resources Management Group of Companies.
"Sustainable business practices are a key focus for us at Weber Shandwick and we are proud to earn this distinction," said Andy Polansky, Weber Shandwick's president. "We have met rigorous standards to achieve certification for our U.S. offices and we will continue to roll out more green initiatives across the globe in the months ahead."
Certification means that every Weber Shandwick office has achieved proficiency in recycling, saving paper, and using energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, among other steps. In 2006, Weber Shandwick's London office was also awarded the ISO 14001 certification.
"There is no doubt that these initiatives are what our employees and clients expect of us. We have seen terrific support and enthusiasm across the company and will continue to drive this certification throughout our global network," Polansky said.