After months of hard work, RegaLead is delighted to announce that it has achieved ISO 14001, the international environmental management standard.
Set up to support environmental protection throughout the world, ISO 14001 stipulates a company’s requirements when implementing an environmental management system. Its success depends largely on the dedication shown from staff at all levels of the business, as Gary Bywater, Systems and Quality Manager explains: “The entire team at RegaLead has always been strongly committed to ensuring our business practices are the very best they can be. We have held ISO 9001 for more than 20 years now, so to additionally gain 14001 is a fantastic achievement.
“The standard currently applies to our main Manchester manufacturing and distribution centre and will be rolled out over the next six months to encompass our other four sites. As part of our environmental management system we have implemented a number of measures including a scheme to return customers’ plastic reels to us for re-use and increased re-cycling both in-house and on behalf of our customers. We are now also recycling our larger customers’ lead for them.
“The accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the environment, and doing all we can to help protect the planet, but there are the obvious business benefits too such as reduced wastage costs and further improvements to efficiency, so it’s a big win for all concerned.”