, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 21, 2008 -- Slingsby, market leaders in the distance selling of industrial and commercial equipment, has announced that their Environmental Management System has been formally accredited in meeting the requirements of the International Standard ISO 14001:2004.
Slingsby has worked hard to develop and implement systems to reduce emissions affecting climate change, and to segregate different wastes to maximise recycling and minimise landfill. Slingsby has also ensured that they have ongoing compliance with new and existing environmental legislation such as the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Directive and also the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive through membership of compliance schemes in the UK and Ireland.
The purpose of the International Standard ISO 14001:2004 is to enable an organization of any size or type to: - identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services - improve its environmental performance continually - implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, to achieving these and to demonstrating that they have been achieved.
According to the International Organization for Standardisation, "The ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004"
Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director said, âWe are delighted we have achieved the ISO 14001 standard. We are extremely aware of our environmental responsibilities and have implemented a strategy to reduce our impact on the environment while continuing to improve the service to our customersâ.
Slingsby recognises the effect it has on the environment due to business practices and is committed to reducing the extent of its impact through the Environmental Management System, adherence to new and current environmental legislation, and the application of best practice.