We are proud to announce Bournes Relocation Solutions has recently received ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management system.
We recognise that our activities have an impact on the environment and accept our responsibility for ensuring we minimise this impact to protect what we leave behind for future generations.
What is the ISO 14001 standard?
"ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste" (Source: International Organisation for Standardisation)
A certified environmental management system helps us to identify risks, manage them and monitor and control our environmental performance organisation wide. Like all ISO standards there is a big focus on continual improvement in our approach to environmental concerns, including the importance of environmental management within our strategic planning processes.
Whilst ISO 14001 certification is not required we believe this demonstrates further to our customers why we are a trusted relocation expert and to our employees that the way in which they work is making a difference.
How are Bournes committed to reducing their environmental impact?
Good environmental management is one of the most important priorities of modern times for our business and we are determined across our organisation to be a responsible corporate citizen.
Reducing Energy Consumption
We are working at both local and global network level to reduce or eliminate wastes of all types including water and energy, at the source or by practices such as modifying production, maintenance and facility processes, materials substitution, conservation, recycling and re-using materials.
Reducing fuel consumption and emissions
As a company heavily involved in transportation we recognise that the environmental impact of the emissions from those vehicles operating under our network is material and we encourage a number of initiatives to reduce our impact including efficient transport planning, utilisation of intermodal transport and investing in cleaner more environmentally friendly vehicles as part of our replacement policy.
Recycling and reuse
As a service provider involved in extensive use of packing materials we recognise our activities have a direct, measurable impact upon the environment and strive to recycle or reuse wherever possible.
Reducing input materials
We aim to reduce our environmental impacts through the materials used in delivering our services, including encouraging reduced use of paper for printing and use of recycled or reusable packing material and methods where appropriate.
If you would like to find out more about our Environmental Policy please contact us.
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