Apollo Achieves ISO 14001 In Record Time

Apollo Fire Detectors has recently gained ISO 14001 recognition for its Environmental Management System (EMS). The certification was achieved in record time, taking just five months from initial implementation to formal recognition from the Loss Prevention Certification Board.

An EMS provides a framework for managing environmental responsibilities so they become more efficient and more integrated into overall business operations. ISO 14001 is an international standard that formalises this process.

“The speed with which we implemented our EMS shows Apollo was already observing good environmental practice,” said Quality Systems Manager Rachel Surman. “We have been at the forefront of environmental management for many years and have always placed waste management and recycling very high on our list of priorities. We are committed to continually improving our environmental performance by anticipating new regulations and implementing procedures that not only comply with, but often exceed, requirements – examples include our early adoption of the WEEE Directive* and the Construction Products Directive.”

“This proactive approach has paid off with our  speedy achievement of ISO 14001”, added Rachel. “It gives formal recognition to our efforts and helps those we do business with understand the benchmark we have achieved. The key to our performance is training – not just of our staff but also our suppliers and sub-contractors. We also insist that our suppliers are either ISO 14001 certified or agree to work to the principles of ISO 14001.”

* Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

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