Wienerberger have proudly announced that all 14 of their manufacturing plants across the UK have received ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management.
ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that sets out how companies put in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The standard is designed to address the balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact and involves the commitment of the entire organisation. Wienerberger staff and systems were assessed by independent Complete Integrated Certification Services (CICS) environmental auditors and passed with flying colours.
Technical director John Sandford said: “Our concern for the environment is a fundamental part of our business strategy. Twelve years ago when ‘going green’ was in its infancy, our Denton site in Greater Manchester became the first clay brick manufacturing plant in the world to achieve the ISO standard for its Environmental Management Systems.
“I would like to extend my thanks to every member of staff across our 14 sites who, due to their on-going commitment, has made this achievement possible.”