One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of health and safety equipment has been recognised for its commitment to environmental and eco-friendly practices.
Cheshire-based Safetyshop has received ISO 14001-2004 accreditation after putting in place an environmental management system designed to improve the company’s green credentials. Safetyshop is involved in manufacturing a range of around 18,000 safety products, from safety signs to workwear, and by scrutinising each and every process the firm has managed to find various ways to use fewer resources, become more efficient and protect the environment.
Internationally recognised, ISO 14001-2004 is a testament to Safetyshop’s commitment to going green. The company has taken steps to become more efficient with its use of energy, water, packaging and paper, and is fastidious in its approach to waste management and hazardous substance control.
As well as using a new energy management system to cut gas consumption by 30 per cent, Safetyshop has increased its recycling rate by 75 per cent. From changing the type of ink used in the sign manufacturing process to fitting energy efficient light bulbs in its warehouse, Safetyshop has demonstrated its environmental credentials across all areas of the business.
John Suthons, Quality Environmental Health & Safety Manager at Safetyshop, said: “By establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving our environmental management system, Safetyshop has proven that it is not only aware of its responsibility to minimise its own impact on the environment, but is prepared to actively seek ways of doing so.
“The processes that have been put in place have been rigorously tested which is why we are extremely proud to have now achieved ISO 14001-2004 accreditation. A lot of hard work and dedication has been put into getting to this point and all our customers can be assured that this recognition will only spur us on to find greater efficiencies and make Safetyshop a leading light when it comes to protecting the environment.”