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Clugston Distribution achieves ISO14001:2004 certification
Clugston Distribution, a division of the privately owned Clugston Group, has secured approval to the ISO14001:2004 standard through awarding body Lloyds Register, LRQA, as part of the company’s continuing efforts to enhance environmental policies. A rigorous 4 day audit was undertaken by LRQA over the summer prior to the award of the standard.
ISO14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to be implemented, taking into account the organisation’s requirements and information surrounding significant environmental aspects which the company can control and influence. Clugston’s approval was gained in relation to both haulage services of hazardous and non-hazardous goods and for repair and maintenance in Clugston’s vehicle maintenance facility.
As one of the UK’s largest independent distribution companies, Clugston Distribution recognises the logistics industry’s impact on the environment. As a result, the company has proactively engaged with requirements of the ISO14001:2004 standard through LRQA to establish, implement, maintain and improve environmental management throughout the business. Staff training on environmental awareness across the whole workforce has been a key factor in ensuring all staff have been engaged in the project.
Clugston Distribution employed the services of Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd to support the development and implementation of the standard and to provide specialist knowledge in environmental management. Senior Consultant Heather Parkes, the lead on the project commented, “Clugston Distribution has developed and progressed its environmental management system in the last three years and staff on site have a lot more knowledge and awareness surrounding environmental issues. I am delighted that the company has achieved ISO14001:2004 through hard work and dedication.”
David Heath, distribution director at Clugston Distribution commented, “We’re delighted to have secured ISO14001:2004 certification for our environmental management system through a well-respected approving body in LRQA.”
“As we continue to expand having seen a 60% growth in revenue in five years, it is vital we do not lose sight of the impact our operations have on the environment and that we remain focussed on delivering a sustainable, quality logistics service for all our customers.”