Industry Guideline Compliance
BPA Worldwide and its divisions - BPA iCompli Event Audit, BPA iCompli Sustainability Assurance and BPA iCompli Tech Assurance - is a fully accredited, third-party auditor of compliance to established industry guidelines for the following organizations:
Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC)
and The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI)
BPA is certified in the events marketplace to verify compliance with standards developed by Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) and The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).
BPA iCompli Sustainability Assurance verifies organizations’ compliance to ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards developed by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry.
Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH)
DCH audits are conducted for magazine and newspaper brand owners that are applying for funding assistance from The Government of Canada’s Canadian Periodical Fund (CPF) that is administered by Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH).
Flyer Distribution Standards (FDS)
An FDS accreditation verifies that a distribution center, and its respective newspaper products, complies with standards established by Flyer Distribution Standards (FDS). These standards are comprised of six steps: Receiving Product; Packaging; Truck Loading; Delivery; Verification, and Non-Delivery Resolution.
ISO 20121 (International Organization of Standards)
Achieve independent assurance to the ISO 20121 international standards which are designed to assist organizations involved in the events and hospitality industries integrate sustainability practices and processes.
Joint Industry Committee for Regional Media Research (JICREG) recognizes BPA as a certifier of UK newspapers’ compliance to the association’s guidelines and standards.
United States Postal Service (USPS)
Publications that qualify for Periodical Rates enjoys considerable savings on its USPS mailing expenses compared to Standard A Rates. BPA Worldwide is authorized by the USPS to conduct initial and periodic audits for the purpose of qualifying business and consumer publications for Periodical Rates.
BPA iCompli Tech Assurance verifies organizations’ technology and service claims for the organizations listed below. LEARN MORE
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
BPA iCompli Tech Assurance’s CASL – Guard offers a third-party review to help organizations work with the challenging elements of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and to reduce the risks of non-compliance.
For Project COUNTER, (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources), BPA iCompli Tech Assurance verifies vendor compliance with COUNTER Codes of Practice, which is an international set of standards and protocols governing the recording and exchange of online usage data.
Digital Trade Standards Group (DTSG)/JICWEBS
BPA is an approved verification provider to the Digital Trade Standards Group (DTSG) Good Practices Principles to facilitate the safe and fair buying and selling of digital advertising in the UK and Ireland.
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA)
As an EDAA-approved certification provider, BPA iCompli Tech Assurance’s certification process assures organizations’ compliance with the EU Self-Regulatory Program.
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
BPA provides compliance services to Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) guidelines while providing additional systems verification that goes above and beyond IAB requirements. Some of those added benchmarks include: software development cycle, access control and disaster recovery/business continuity review.
Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)
BPA iCompli Tech Assurance provides independent verification of compliance to the TAG certification programs for Fraud, Malware, Piracy and Inventory Quality Guidelines.
Data Protection & Privacy Risk Assessment
With mounting concern about consumer data privacy online, BPA iCompli Tech Assurance offers a comprehensive internal audit of enterprise systems having digital consumer touch-points in order to:
- Help senior leadership, corporate boards, and shareholders understand where consumer data is being collected.
- Identify how digitally collected consumer data is used for internal marketing or other business pursuits.
- Provide a certification that acknowledges multiple levels of consumer data governance and ethical best practices around digital data privacy.
Performance and Service Claims
In today’s marketplace, integrity and transparency are more important than ever to protect brand reputation. Companies are keen to assure customers and constituents that process and service claims are being performed in accordance with stated internal standards.
By undergoing a BPA iCompli Tech Assurance audit, organizations demonstrate their commitment to quality and transparency of data, systems and technology. The BPA iCompli audit enhances brand credibility and provides assurance to all stakeholders.
BPA iCompli Tech Assurance customized engagements are performed by staff who are Certified Information System Auditors (CISA) supervised by an executive staff CPA. BPA iCompli Tech Asssurance verifies adherence to the recommended guidelines of industry bodies and government regulations, as well as self-declared or internal policies and controls.