We Have Achieved ISO 14001 Accreditation
Tufcot’s environmental focus this year was to obtain ISO 14001 certification and we are proud to say we’ve achieved it.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. By achieving this certification, it gives us a platform to define our environmental impacts. We’ll be carrying out regular risk assessments on our material, production process and many more environmental factors.
We’re aware of the huge impacts manufacturing our materials and products can have on the environment, but we want to make a difference by changing how we manufacture and engineer, to become more environmentally sustainable.
This accreditation highlights our drive to continually reduce our environmental impacts and become more environmentally friendly over the coming years.
How We Achieved The Certification
We have been on a mission to make our supply chain as environmentally sustainable as possible through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
Tufcot have worked closely with Sheffield University and The Transitional Energy Reach Centre on a new project, assessing the feasibility of solar panel installation to offset some of the current energy use within the Tufcot buildings.
In addition to this, we have introduced a critical supplier form, which is required to be completed upon purchase. The form asks a variety of environmental questions which gives us confidence that our critical suppliers are just as aware of the environmental impacts as we are. It is also important to us that our suppliers and customers are aware of their environmental impacts and how they look to improve.
We’ll also be carrying out internal audits as well as training sessions for all the staff in an effort to improve the overall environmental awareness at Tufcot.
Our Continued Effort to Minimise our Environmental Impacts
We have already taken huge strides to becoming a more environmentally sustainable organisation and achieving this certification highlights that.
However, our aim is to continually look for new ways to minimise our environmental impacts. We may not be able to change the world by ourselves, but by playing our part we can help create a greener world for future generations.
One of the ways we are doing this is by implementing an environmental policy that is updated with new objectives every year. This year our objectives are as followed:
- Continuously search for new ways to minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible
- Tufcot encourage all staff in the implementation of this policy and ask for staff to help with new environmental projects
- Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst our customers