28 November 2012

Newcross achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management Accreditation

Protecting the environment for future generations has never been more important. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, 84.39% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 consisted of carbon dioxide, with commercial activity listed as one of the main sources. If commercial enterprises fail to consider the consequences of their activity, it could have a significant impact on the whole world. That's why Newcross is dedicated to operating an effective environmental management policy, which has enabled us to achieve the ISO 14001 standard in Environmental Management.

ISO 14001 Award

Andrew North from QMS presents Quality Assurance Manager Sue Hill and HR Director Tracy O'Kennedy with the official certificate in recognition of our ISO 14001 accreditation

This achievement is the result of our business-wide dedication to acting in an environmentally responsible manner from ensuring office lighting is switched off when not in use to ordering promotional items made from recycled or biodegradable materials. Every Newcross employee has a part to play in reducing waste, both of materials and energy, and it's a fundamental part of our business that all employees receive training in environmental issues.

This ISO accreditation ensures that we as a business continue to reduce our environmental impact while still maintaining our business goals. One of our recent projects to offset our carbon emissions is based in Balikesir, Turkey and involves the installation and operation of 10 x 2.5MW wind turbines that will provide power for the local area without the need to burn fossil fuels. This has the potential to deliver a reduction in potential emissions of around 59,796 tonnes of C02 per year.

Newcross Healthcare CEO Stephen Pattrick said, "We have always been conscious of our environmental impact, and for several years now we've offset our carbon footprint through projects around the world. This ISO 14001 accolade is the official recognition of our environmental awareness credentials."