Climate Change

Climate Change



RPS Group Plc (RPS) has acknowledged that Climate Change is happening for quite some years now and acknowledges the increasing importance of environmental and climate change issues in its published Strategy (Annual Report 2016, P5). RPS also acknowledges that its largely office based business activities have measurable impacts on the environment which the organisation should assess comprehensively for targeted reductions.

In the UK, RPS Group Plc’s has BSI certified management systems for ISO 9001:2008 (quality management, BSI FS 32940 ) and ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management, BSI EMS 70824) and we see these as the core instruments of tracking and managing future environmental and climate-related performance improvements.

In July 2016, RPS joined BSI’s ‘Partners in Excellence’ programme as part of consolidating the quality and environmental management systems that were established originally with other service providers by our acquired businesses. We have been consolidating the certification of these management systems in the UK with BSI making direct oversight by top management easier to effect prior to transition to the new international standards: ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015. Integrated Management Systems covering quality and environmental management are certified to the same international standards by other national bodies such NSAI in Ireland and RVC in The Netherlands.

All the main board directors of RPS Group Plc are jointly responsible for developing the Group's policies relating to climate change and environmental management. John Douglas, the Group's CEO (Since 1st September 2017), is the named executive director on the main board with the particular oversight of climate change issues.

Group Environmental Policy Statement

Corporate Membership of Institutes Promoting Sustainable Development

Greenhouse Gas Reporting

RPS and the Carbon Disclosure Project

R&D on Climate Change Mitigation in Sub-Saharan Africa


Climate Change Mitigation


Climate Change Advisory Service in Australia