G&H achieves double ISO14001:2015 certification, demonstrating commitment to environmental excellenceGlobalSpec News Desk | November 17, 2023
Precision optics and photonics solutions provider G&H has been awarded the prestigious ISO14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system at not one, but two of its U.K. facilities. This significant international recognition reaffirms G&H’s unwavering dedication to environmental sustainability and operational excellence.
ISO14001:2015, the world’s first and most widely recognized international environmental management system framework, has empowered numerous organizations worldwide to enhance their environmental performance whilst ensuring responsible and sustainable business practices.
In May 2023, the British Standards Institution (BSI) conducted a rigorous ISO14001:2015 certification audit at G&H’s headquarters in Ilminster, U.K. Following the comprehensive evaluation, G&H was commended for its outstanding commitment to the environmental management and recommended for certification, pending an onsite audit at its facility in Torquay, U.K.
“After a successful Stage 1 and Stage 2 ISO14001:2014 – Environmental Management Audits by BSI, G&H Ilminster and G&H Torquay were certified to the standard. This is an amazing achievement which promotes G&H’s commitment to environmental sustainability and their pathway to becoming carbon neutral,” said Richard Edge, EHS manager at G&H.
The ISO14001:2015 standard guides businesses to consider multiple aspects of their operations, including procurement, storage, distribution, product development and manufacturing, with the primary objective of minimizing their environmental impact. Additionally, the standard encourages organizations to evaluate their emergency response strategies, meet customer expectations, foster strong relationships with stakeholders and positively engage with the local community.
Achieving the ISO14001:2015 certification is a testament to G&H’s relentless pursuit of environmental stewardship and responsible corporate citizenship. By adhering to this globally recognized standard, G&H demonstrates its commitment to sustainable practices, reducing its ecological footprint and preserving the planet for future generations.