Metro becomes first AV company to achieve BS8901

21st March 2011

London based Metro, one of the UK's leading providers of audio visual, event and broadcast services became the first AV Company to receive the sustainable event certification award (BS8901).

BS8901 is the standard for sustainable management systems operated by an organisation delivering event related activities.

Tim Sunderland from Sustainable Event Certification, the independent organisation that provided Metro’s certification to BS8901, commented: “Metro is the first provider of audio visual, event and broadcast services that we have certified to BS8901. The Team has worked incredibly hard to create an excellent management system that will sustain Metro’s success into the future. With strong leadership and sound organisational values, Metro is spear-heading the way to improving sustainability in the events industry.”

Metro Broadcast’s Liz Rice said: “We are very happy to have BS8901 certification as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Sustainability has been one of the core principles of the company and over the years we have delivered highly eco-friendly services to our clients as well as working closely with the local community to ensure a rounded approach to sustainability. We received the award in recognition of the systems and process that allow us to continually deliver our services in a sustainable way, helping clients and other organisations in the events industry to improve the sustainability of their own businesses.”

BS8901 was triggered by the London 2012 Olympic Games which aim to be the most sustainable games ever. First launched in November 2007, the standard has been recently revised in the light of practical experience and organisations can now seek certification to the BS8901 – 2009 version.