UNITED KINGDOM - Auto Windscreens Awarded ISO
14001 and OHSAS 18001
August 10, 2012
United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens has now been awarded the ISO 14001 and
OHSAS 18001 by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
ISO 14001 is designed to address the right balance between maintaining
business profitability and reducing environmental impact. Companies
are required to demonstrate their commitment to green business practices
and monitoring energy consumption and use of natural resources,
according to information from Auto Windscreens Company officials
say they utilize an Environmental Management System (EMS), designed
to ensure all issues are managed internally for each geographical
area and for each department.
"Of all our fitting centers, the Edinburgh site covers the
largest area, and on average, a technician can do as many as 1,000
miles per week," says Mark Foster, service delivery director.
"Wherever possible, we minimize traveling distances by scheduling
work runs geographically, to maximize service delivery and minimize
environmental impact. None of our waste is sent to landfill - it's
all recycled. The windscreens and windows we remove, for example,
become glass bottles and when our company vehicles are serviced,
waste oil is collected for reprocessing."
OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety helps companies to
identify, control and reduce risk.
Foster adds, "The nature of our business means we have many
different 'workplaces', from offices and fitting centers, to roadsides
and driveways. We're committed to keeping our staff, customers and
visitors safe, wherever they are."
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