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TRATOS KNOWSLEY ACHIEVES ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION Print E-mail

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TRATOS Knowsley has gained certification to the coveted and internationally recognized ISO14001 standard for environmental management systems. Combining individual efforts from the management team and the specialist expertise of ‘Tony Wright Consulting’, the UK based cable manufacturer has successfully implemented the systematic framework for the company to identify the environmental impact of its activities, products and services. In addition the system establishes commitments and targets, and monitors results in order for the organisation to continuously improve its performance.

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Awarded by BASEC, one of the world's most prestigious approval bodies, the certification was awarded to TRATOS after it implemented and demonstrated a company-wide environmental management system. The system has allowed Tratos to identify waste minimisation opportunities, energy efficiency measures, comply fully with environmental legislation and offer greater protection of the environment. This achievement has been added to the list of externally accredited certifications which include ISO9001 Quality Management and BASEC Product Certification.

Neil Ancell, managing director of Tratos Knowsley, said: "Environmental responsibility and profitability go hand in hand. Customers are demanding the highest ethical standards in an age of rising fuel and raw material prices as well as increasing legislative requirements. We are delighted to be recognised for our efforts in meeting those demands as well as our leadership in environmental practice. We are, however, not complacent and will continue to strive for further improvement in our performance."

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Dr Jeremy Hodge of BASEC commented: “We congratulate Tratos Knowsley in obtaining BASEC certification of their environmental management system to ISO 14001. Their success in achieving this internationally recognised level of environmental performance, and their ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, should produce a wide range of benefits for customers and end users as well as for the company itself".

Summary
ISO 14001 is the international environmental standard which provides a framework for the management, monitoring, auditing and improvement of corporate environmental performance. Environmental issues are managed in the same way as all other business matters with the emphasis on being able to measure performance against targets and demonstrate improvement.

For more information, visit www.tratos.co.uk