GEZE goes green with ISO 14001
The UK’s leading door and window control system manufacturer, GEZE UK, is demonstrating its green credentials by achieving ISO 14001.
ISO 14001 is the world’s most recognised environmental management standard. To achieve it organisations need to measure their impact on the environment and set goals to improve their performance. Among the demanding targets GEZE UK set itself were to reduce the average emissions of company cars and to reduce paper usage year on year.
GEZE UK has introduced a fleet of new more environmentally friendly cars for its sales team and to date the company car emissions have reduced to 139.4. The target is to reduce this by a further 5% by June 2014.
The introduction of pdas for service engineers has significantly reduced paper consumption. It also ensures engineers have up to date information about a customer’s premises and the products which are installed, ensuring better customer service. Doing more day to day business, including invoicing, by email means GEZE is confident that it will hit the 10% reduction target.
Added to this the company is having a concerted effort to improve its recycling at its Lichfield-based factory and Head Office.
Managing Director Kaz Spiewakowski commented: “As an international business manufacturing quality products, we need to be aware of the impact we have on the environment. GEZE GmbH, our German parent company, has also achieved the ISO 14001 standard. We are proud to have recognition for our ongoing efforts to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and drive down costs. Put simply, it makes good business sense.”