Eco standard accreditation
18 August 2015
After an extensive audit of the company’s Environmental Management System (EMS), Prochem Europe has been granted certification to British Standard EN ISO 14001:2004.
Prochem compliance manager Rose Herridge puts the company’s certification down to its successful showcasing of comprehensive recycling processes and by taking on-board the recommendations from the energy audit and environmental management analysis provided by consultants RBS Mentor.
"We were already taking a rigorous approach to our energy usage, but RBS Mentor were able to suggest ways we could improve even further," she said. "Training is an important factor in our commitment to the Standard – staff are involved in toolbox training sessions and I have a Foundation Certification in Environmental Management co-ordinated by RBS Mentor. After reviewing lighting throughout the company we will be upgrading to LED lighting in our offices and evaluating opportunities for this technology in the warehouse, too."
Prochem achieved the Environmental Management System (EMS) accreditation with no non-conformances. The audit further found that Prochem demonstrated reduced usage of gas, electricity and water (excluding product manufacture) as well as waste control to landfill between 2013 and 2014.
The rain water and grey water collection and re-cycling system in the company’s truck mount bay was cited as a 'best practice' initiative, with the auditor extending the scope of certification to include 'specialist cleaning equipment including accessories, service and maintenance'.
Managing director Alan Tilley said: "With chemical products under increased scrutiny, it’s reassuring for customers to know they are procuring cleaning solutions from manufacturers with certified levels of environmental awareness."