Technical Foam Services achieves ISO14001:2015!
by Duncan Geddes
For the previous few months, Technical Foam Services has been working towards the ISO14001 Environment Management certification. We have always been an environmentally aware company, recycling where possible and grading our suppliers via a questionnaire but as everything in life, there is always room for improvement. The steps we are taking now compared to what we were doing in 2016 have changed dramatically. We planned to reduce, eliminate and control the impacts that we make as a company to the environment whilst also preventing any risks or incidents occurring. We all feel we have a moral obligation to protect our surroundings and what better way to do it than comply with the legislation put in place by our government. A few other ways we planned to reduce our impact is to switch off our lights when the room is not in use, reduce emissions and therefore having a positive effect on global warming and to recycle where possible.
So far we have improved by segregating and recycling our waste and creating an environment committee where regular meetings take place. A lot of our scrap foam is sent to a nearby company and used as carpet underlay but there are certain materials that they will not take. Due to this reason, we have purchased a small baler to compact the scrap foam that cannot be recycled. This little improvement means we can fit more waste into our skip therefore we do not have to get it emptied as often which reduces our carbon footprint. Throughout 2018 we will continue to widen our knowledge of the environment and improve where possible.
A copy of our ISO14001 certificate can be found here.
Further information is available from our Quality and Environment Manager – David Hood, DipSM, MIIRSM, MISQEM, AIEMA, RSP, at firstname.lastname@example.org