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Environmental Management Systems - ISO 14001
In recent years, RA have received an increasing number of requests for information from manufacturers, on the subject of Environmental Management Systems (e.g. ISO 14001) and how independent certification to this standard can help demonstrate their Sustainability credentials
In certain cases, manufacturers are being told that future orders may depend on the supplier being able to obtain UKAS accreditation to ISO 14001, and it is therefore clear that in certain sectors, these issues are becoming a “must-have”, in tender documents, rather than “nice -to-have” credentials.
Architects, contractors and specifiers alike, are demanding that the materials used in their projects have minimum standards with regards to Quality, Environment, H&S and Sustainability, in order to gain points under BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments.
It is also clear that the introduction of the Responsible Sourcing of Materials
standard, BES 6001
Companies often already have experience with Quality Assurance schemes (e.g. ISO 9001) but lack the in-house knowledge and experience to implement ISO 14001 without some outside assistance.
Depending on your knowledge, experience and resource availability, we are able to offer the following services:
Environmental Legislation and Developing 'Legal Registers'
Some clients appreciate the need for having a “Legal Register” developed for their manufacturing operations so that they know that they are confident of their legal compliance status.
Legal compliance is an essential requirement for obtaining independent UKAS certification to the Environmental Management standard, ISO 14001, and although your company may not be ready adopt all of the requirements of the standard, you may wish to consider using our services to carry out a legal-compliance health check.
As part of this service, we are able to review your current legal status and offer advice on the following issues:
As part of our services, we are able to provide training / tool-box talks on a wide range of legal issues that are key to your business.
We are also able to provide “one-page” summaries of individual pieces of
legislation to assist in the training and awareness of your employees.
Why not contact us for more information?
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