Vent-Axia Gains ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification
- Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:56
British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia, a leader in low-carbon ventilation, is delighted to be recognised for its commitment to environmental excellence having achieved the internationally recognised ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification for its Crawley manufacturing facilities.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard and to achieve certification Vent-Axia demonstrated that it has an environmental management system in place to reduce waste and energy use, improve efficiency and meet all legal and regulatory environmental requirements.
“We are thrilled to achieve ISO 14001 certification. Vent-Axia has consistently led the way with energy efficient ventilation through our Lo-Carbon range and so we are delighted that our Crawley manufacturing facilities have been recognised for managing and reducing environmental impact. Congratulations to all the team who’ve been involved in this achievement,” said Mark Hoskins, Managing Director, Vent-Axia. “We are pleased to be able to meet customer expectations of corporate responsibility and by achieving these environmental standards, we are confident that Vent-Axia is well prepared for a changing business landscape.”
Gaining this certification further illustrates Vent-Axia’s commitment to environmental operation. The company leads the industry through the development of its energy efficient ventilation and has already taken steps to reduce carbon emissions by reshoring to the UK. Vent-Axia completed the reshoring of the balance of its domestic fan manufacturing, from China back to the UK, in January 2013 with the launch of three new production lines at its Crawley site. As well as investing in the local economy, Vent-Axia’s commitment to British manufacturing has seen the company further investing in UK logistics which has helped lower the embodied energy of products by reducing carbon emissions. A reduction in international shipping and flights has resulted in a saving of up to 15 Tonnes of CO² a year.
Carla Whyte, UK Client Propositions Manager, BSI comments: “Achieving certification to ISO 14001 demonstrates Vent-Axia’s commitment to being a more sustainable organization. Implementing a management system will now enable them to control their environmental impact and continually improve their performance.”
ISO 14001 belongs to the ISO 14000 family of environmental management standards. It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities and impacts and helps companies to grow sustainably while reducing the environmental impact of this growth.
Headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex and with 80 years as an influential industry leader, Vent-Axia continues to set the standard in the flow of fresh air, its temperature, humidity and cleanliness. Each year the company supplies ventilation systems across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors in the UK and around the World.