A few weeks ago, we at European Springs received some amazing news – we have been accredited with the ISO 14001:2015 certificate. The certificate has been accredited to our London based site in Beckenham and it was due to the introduction of an effective and successful environmental management system.
We are so delighted with the whole team that was involved that we wanted to acknowledge their fantastic achievement.
What is an Environmental Management System?
An environmental management system (EMS) is the process that manages a company’s or business’s environmental programs in a well-organised, succinct, methodical manner. In a nutshell, the main goals that are laid out for an EMS are that it needs to be compliant with legal requirements and to reduce the amount of waste a company produces. However, for the last point, there is more to it.
If a company simply reduces the amount of waste for a small period of time, they will not be certified. The EMS ensures that there is an official development, implementation and coordination of environmental policies. For example, waste reduction starts off with ideas in order to prevent pollution and minimise waste. This results in the desired outcome and it is something that a company has to continue with maintaining.
How Does It Benefit the Company?
It was found in one study (de Vries et al. 2012) that, by following the standards of the ISO 14001:2015 certificate, harnessing the above certification has been shown to have a positive impact on environmental performance. In addition to this, a company that has this certification can identify cost effective methods to manage their waste and energy systems.
Massive congratulations are in order for our London site. The next step now is to ensure that our sites will thrive and develop. During this, the Leeds and Cornwall sites will start on the journey to be accredited with the same ISO certification. The future of Europeans Springs is a bright and prosperous one.
Well done everyone at European Springs!