How to become Gold Standard certified
The Gold Standard is open to IAB UK members who buy and sell digital media. The certification process has been audited by ABC, an independent third-party, to ensure it is both robust and effective, and will be audited again every 12 months.
You can register your company in less than two minutes, then we’ll contact you to confirm eligibility and take further details. Register now or find out more about getting certified.
Who is certified?
Nearly 100 IAB UK members across the supply chain are Gold Standard certified, spanning platforms, agency groups, media owners and ad tech.
See how many of your downstream partners are certified or find out where certified companies sit across the digital landscape with our handy chart.
"A big focus for the ASA is working closely with companies in the digital advertising supply chain to enhance our regulation and to help us to secure responsible advertising online. The IAB Gold Standard complements that work and is an important initiative in driving transparency, safety and, ultimately, increasing consumer trust in online ads."
- Guy Parker, Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority
Gold Standard Advertiser Supporters
While brands can’t become Gold Standard certified, we have a cohort of advertiser supporters that pledge to work with Gold Standard certified digital ad suppliers wherever possible
"The Gold Standard now requires certified companies to use the FCA’s Financial Services register when working with an advertiser who provides a financial service or product. Embedding this into the initiative is an important step when it comes to cracking down on financial scam ads – helping to make the online ecosystem safer and more effective for everyone."
- Miten Patel, Head of Marketing Campaigns, Financial Conduct Authorit
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