Safetyshop Rewarded For Continuous Improvement With Environmental Standard
Released on: July 07, 2011, 5:41 pm
One of the UK's leading manufacturers of health and safety
equipment has been recognised for its commitment to environmental and
Cheshire-based Safetyshop has received ISO 14001-2004 accreditation after putting in
place an environmental management system designed to improve the company's green
credentials. Safetyshop is involved in manufacturing a range of around 18,000 safety
products, from safety signs to workwear,
and by scrutinising each and every process the firm has managed to find various ways
to use fewer resources, become more efficient and protect the environment.
Internationally recognised, ISO 14001-2004 is a testament to Safetyshop's
commitment to going green. The company has taken steps to become more efficient with
its use of energy, water, packaging and paper, and is fastidious in its approach to
waste management and hazardous substance control.
As well as using a new energy management system to cut gas consumption by 30 per
cent, Safetyshop has increased its recycling rate by 75 per cent. From changing the
type of ink used in the sign manufacturing process to fitting energy efficient light
bulbs in its warehouse, Safetyshop has demonstrated its environmental credentials
across all areas of the business.
John Suthons, Quality Environmental Health & Safety Manager at Safetyshop, said: "By establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving our environmental
management system, Safetyshop has proven that it is not only aware of its
responsibility to minimise its own impact on the environment, but is prepared to
actively seek ways of doing so.
"The processes that have been put in place have been rigorously tested which is why
we are extremely proud to have now achieved ISO 14001-2004 accreditation. A lot of
hard work and dedication has been put into getting to this point and all our
customers can be assured that this recognition will only spur us on to find greater
efficiencies and make Safetyshop a leading light when it comes to protecting the
- ENDS -
Safetyshop became a trading division of Stockport-based Brady Corporation Ltd
following an acquisition in 2005. The company was established in 1970 and through
various acquisitions of its own, Safetyshop has gone on to become the leading safety
products manufacturer in the UK, producing a range of 18,000 products from safety signs to workwear at its 34,000 square foot UK facility in Cheshire.
Contact Details: Bredbury Industrial Park
Cheshire SK6 2RR
Tel 0800 13 23 23
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