Product Release have a longstanding commitment to running an environmentally friendly business, ensuring that our day to day processes are as efficient as possible, as well as even the smaller aspects such as our lighting, coming into consideration. To enhance this further, we’ve now made the decision to take the next step in our journey to become even more environmentally friendly, by aiming to become ISO 14001 accredited.
What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 standards relate to the requirements for a suitable environmental management system (EMS) within a company, it was put in place in 1996 to replace the previous BS 7750 standard, though the latest version was introduced in 2015. There are currently over 300,000 companies around the world that have achieved the certification and Product Release are aiming to join them.
What are the benefits of certification?
According to the ISO, implementing an effective EMS and achieving ISO 14001 certification has been shown to have a number of potential benefits;
- By increasing the efficiency and reducing the costs associated with the day-to-day running of the company, a competitive and financial advantage can be gained.
- Can lead to improvements in the reputation of the company when the details are effectively communicated to stakeholders.
- Helps to show that a company meets the compliance needs for statutory and regulatory requirements.
- Increases leadership involvement and engagement of employees
What’s our next step?
The first area Product Release will be focusing on is our carbon footprint and we will be working with Liverpool John Moores University to work this out, before then looking at ways of minimising our footprint through more efficient production processes, as well as looking at any additional changes that can have an environmental benefit.
We’ll be sure to provide an update on our progress towards ISO 14001 certification and look forward to making Product Release even more environmentally focused than it already is.
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