Lincad achieves ISO 14001 environmental management systems certification following increased focus on sustainable operations
Lincad is pleased to announce it has been awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems accreditation. The accolade provides assurance to internal and external stakeholders that the environmental impact of Lincad’s operations and facilities are being examined and improved. Comprehensive procedures are now in place to monitor the environmental compliance of its suppliers and contractors too.
As part of the process of gaining the ISO 14001 accreditation, Lincad developed its existing environmental policy into a full-scale management system. This has also helped the company reached its stated target to reduce energy usage by 10%. The environmental impacts of Lincad’s products, and the materials and manufacturing processes used to create them, are now also considered much earlier on in the design stages.
Other measures Lincad has introduced as part of its ISO 14001 accreditation, include improvements to the segregation of scrap materials, with measures in place to ensure they are recycled. A salary sacrifice scheme offers employees the opportunity to lease an electric car through the company. Next on the list is an aim to use more environmentally friendly packaging materials and to reduce waste even further in 2023.
Peter Copplestone, Director of Operations at Lincad says: “Achieving this accreditation ensures that Lincad’s operational processes can be managed sustainably and responsibly. It will also give us a competitive advantage as we develop ways of working that reduce wastage and help us use our available resources in a more effective way.”
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification identifies a framework for companies to follow, laying out the stages to follow to ensure a sustainable environmental management system. Key areas that come under scrutiny during the comprehensive auditing process include water usage, waste and sewage management, air pollution and climate change mitigation measures.
As well as helping companies demonstrate their green credentials, gaining ISO 14001 allows them to ensure compliance, reduce waste, overheads and operating costs and help promote more responsible ways of working.