Lambda UK achieves ISO 14001 registration

14th September 2007
Source: TDK-Lambda
Posted By : ES Admin
Lambda UK has achieved registration to ISO 14001, the world class environmental management system with the British Standards Institution (BSI). The registration applies to both the company’s Ilfracombe sites in Devon UK.
While the registration process involved Lambda’s H,S&E (Health, Safety and Environmental) Manager, Andy Dorr virtually full time for six months the movement towards environmental management began long before. Andy Dorr says, “We picked up on the environmental side of our business well over five years ago. In the meantime we have been putting in place many initiatives but ISO 14001 will formalize and focus our procedures and processes.”

While undoubtedly a large undertaking ISO 14001 does integrate into Lambda’s existing ISO 9001 quality registration procedures. This aspect cuts down on any audit duplication and once the initial identification of environmental aspects has been completed the management of them can become part of the day to day routine.

As well as the altruistic motivation towards registration, which has been encouraged from a corporate level, Lambda has experienced other benefits such as a large reduction in the amount of waste it send to landfill (and the subsequent cost) plus a reduction in the Climate Change Levy which all industrial companies pay.

“However” states Andy Door “perhaps the most significant benefit of working towards and achieving ISO 14001 registration is the effect it has had on Lambda’s people. The initiative has raised the awareness of all the people in the company concerning environmental management. Indeed, people have taken the ideas of recycling and energy efficiency home with them and this can only be a positive step towards lessening the impact we have on the environment.”

You must be logged in to comment

Write a comment

No comments

Sign up to view our publications

Sign up

Sign up to view our downloads

Sign up

Mobile World Congress 2017
27th February 2017
Spain Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc
Wearable Technology Show 2017
7th March 2017
United Kingdom ExCel, London
embedded world 2017
14th March 2017
Germany Nürnberg Messe
electronica China 2017
14th March 2017
China Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Southern Manufacturing
21st March 2017
United Kingdom FIVE, Farnborough