3RD Party Verification of Compliance


Challenge: Today’s online advertising networks seek to better establish trust with buying communities. They also wish to demonstrate transparency within the ultra-competitive media marketplace.

Solution: BPA’s iCompli Certification complies with all Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) guidelines and provides additional systems verification that goes above and beyond the IAB requirements. Some of those added benchmarks include a disaster recovery/business continuity process review, behavioral/activity-based filtering procedures and the reporting of the time at which data is considered final. BPA was a member of the original IAB Measurement Guidelines and Measurement Certification committee. In addition, BPA’s system certification staff are all Certified Information System Auditors (CISA). LEARN MORE

Challenge: As more corporate brands place greater value on sustainability, it is becoming increasingly important for organizations to exhibit and produce events in a sustainable fashion. In spite of the significant impact on sustainability, corporate meetings and trade show exhibitions are often overlooked with the result being the loss of customers’ trust and loyalty.

Solution: BPA/iCompli Sustainability can provide independent third-party sustainability assurance to ensure that specified requirements of international standards—including American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO)—have been demonstrated. For example:

  • The ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meetings Standards are a set of nine individual “sector” standards developed by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry in partnership with ASTM International, a global standards setting body. The standards provide trade show, conference, meeting and corporate event stakeholders (i.e. planners, suppliers and exhibitors) with prescriptive, measurable specifications for improving the sustainability of their events.
  • ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System Standard is a global standard which provides an overall framework to support the implementation of sustainability in the events industry. The standard was developed by the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization, the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards.