Sep 2009

Accreditation to ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management

Qualter Hall is pleased to announce that it has recently achieved registration to the Environmental Management System ISO 14001: 2004, with the British Standards Institution.

The prestigious ISO 14001 accreditation recognises that the company is fully managing its environmental impact, both in the short and long term and that we have documented operational procedures to achieve this. We know that we have a social responsibility as an organisation to constantly review the impact we have on the environment. Managing this impact means we are helping the environment, working more efficiently, offering a better service to our customers and ultimately creating a better working environment for employees.

Over the years Qualter Hall has displayed sound environmental stewardship by recognising best management and energy conservation practices, pollution prevention and initiatives that are responsive, voluntary and effective. However, we decided to take this a step further by reviewing our business practices to determine how they impacted on the environment and then identify where the most significant impacts occur. A plan was developed to manage these effectively, resulting in a detailed documented Environmental Management System which fully complies with ISO 14001 both in action and word.

ISO 14001 is the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems. Obtaining ISO 14001 accreditation demonstrates sound environmental performance and effective procedures in identifying, controlling and managing the environmental impacts of activities, products and services. The system at Qualter Hall encompasses the whole company, with its differing functions and wide variety of complex facilities and equipment.