Cosalt's Workwear achieves ISO 14001 certification
Cosalt's Workwear business, which is one of the UK's leading providers of protective clothing and equipment to the emergency services, police, military, transport and construction industries, has been awarded the environmental management standard ISO 14001 in recognition of its commitment to running an environmentally-friendly operation.
The award, which comes only months after achieving certification to ISO 9001:2008, further exemplifies Cosalt's commitment to investing in its quality management systems. The process comprised an initial assessment followed by two audits over a twelve-month period. These were carried out by BSI Group, a globally recognised and independent third-party accreditation body.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for environmental systems. It enables organisations to measure the impact on the environment from its activities, services, products and people. One of the primary requirements for certification was to compile to a comprehensive list of environmental aspects associated with Cosalt Workwear's operations and identify those that can cause the most significant impacts to the environment. The key objectives of Workwear's environmental system focus on managing its energy consumption and the disposal of waste.
Commenting on the achievement, Cosalt's QA Manager Dawn Scott said: "We are very pleased to have achieved ISO 14001. As a responsible organisation we are continually striving to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment and create a healthier working environment for our employees".
"Although we are classed as a low risk business, it is still important for us to focus on energy management and how we dispose of waste like card, paper and worn out garments. This standard provides a benchmark against which we can make even further improvements year-on-year and also a focus for keeping on top of changing legislative requirements."