The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has joined the UK Lobbying Register (UKLR), which is operated by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
BPCA is a registered lobbying organisation meaning it’s:
- Accountable to a recognised industry code of conduct;
- Committed to conducting lobbying in plain view; and
- Committed to the common good of the lobbying profession.
BPCA chief executive Ian Andrew, said: “Engaging with politicians and influencing policy is an area in which BPCA expend a lot of time and energy on behalf of our members.
“Signing the voluntary register was important to us as it holds us to the highest ethical and best practice standards. “When we’re out and about representing the sector to MPs, ministers and civil servants, we want our members to know we’re conducting ourselves in a way that will make them proud.”
BPCA said it is the only registered lobbying organisation focused entirely on raising the profile of pest management and influencing policies that affect pest professionals.
Mr Andrew continued: “The pest control sector needs a strong, clear voice to drive professionalism and protect our toolkit.
“Our public affairs and lobbying strategy has been focused on fighting emerging issues; however, this is just the beginning.
“BPCA will continue to champion the role of pest professionals and BPCA members at every level of society. Watch this space!”