Roffey Park’s ISO 14001 Success
I am pleased to say that another of my clients has successfully recertified to ISO 14001 – Roffey Park Institute is an internationally renowned leadership institute based near Horsham, operating across the UK and in Singapore.
The Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is used to manage impacts, reduce risk, identify opportunities for cost savings and address customers’ needs.
Key achievements include paper usage down by 22% this past year, electricity by 16% and oil consumption has fallen dramatically since the installation of a ground source heat pump. The extensive grounds are well managed and the kitchen garden even grows fruit and veg for the restaurant (see picture above).
The new ISO 14001 standard has extra requirements, including a strong focus on leadership and alignment to the business strategy. Eshcon guided Roffey Park through the transition process starting with an ISO 14001 Gap Analysis, improving the EMS documentation, conducting the internal audits & attending the certification. With a change of staff this year, it was important that the project ran smoothly, was interesting and rewarding.
Nigel Dean, Head of Commercial Operations, said: “Our ISO 14001 system has been useful in getting our staff involved and showing our commitment to environmental protection. I am delighted with the team’s achievements.”
Eshcon’s Director Anya Ledwith said: “It’s been a pleasure working with Roffey Park, seeing the EMS recertified to ISO 14001 this year is a great success. Reducing risk, promoting efficiency, saving money and winning business – this is Effective Environmental Management.”
If you need help upgrading your EMS to the new ISO 14001:2015 before the deadline of Sept 2018, please do get in touch soon.