International recognition for CVS
Back in 2009 when CVS started to think about certification an independent consultant was employed. In the spring of the following year ISO9001 was achieved and then in June 2011 the ISO14001 process started, gaining accreditation in September 2012.
At the end of October the certificate was officially handed over by Rob Wilkes and Pacifique Kimonyo representing ISOQAR. Mick Beavers, CVS’ Managing Director, accepted the certificate in the presence of Craig Donoghue from One Stop Waste, CVS’ waste solutions partner.
After the formal ISO14001 presentation Rob and Pacifique had a tour of the facility. Both commented on the fact that the certification process usually takes a minimum of 18 months but CVS had achieved ISO14001 in a record breaking time and at the same time moved into a much larger and impressive facility.
The occasion was also marked by ISOQAR, part of the Alcumus Group producing a case study on CVS’ journey towards ISO14001.
John Beavers, Safety, Health & Environmental Manager said: “We wanted to make our business a more environmentally friendly, cleaner and safer place to work. The main benefit was to see the company operating in a fully professional and transparent manner, with our employees knowing they work for a company who care about their safety and welfare, and truly care about the environment.”
“The very nature of our business is to deliver valves and associated equipment within very tight deadlines, and we wanted to embrace a system that did not compromise our level of service but did demonstrate our duty of care.”
Nikki Samme, Group Head of Marketing for Alcumus, commented “One of the many benefits of ISO14001 certification is the management and reduction of costs through control of waste. A key factor in CVS’ commitment is to uphold its core value proposition: to supply services to the highest standard of quality whilst keeping costs low.
By implementing ISO14001, CVS has a framework that allows it to consistently control its impact on the environment, ensure compliance with environmental legislation and continually improve its business operations, as well as show its commitment to corporate responsibility.”
The next phase of ISO18001 has already been planned as the CVS team drive forward with industry standards. For more information please contact Vicky Greenhalgh, Marketing Manager, Control Valve Solutions. Email: vicky@ controlvalvesolutions.co.uk
Control Valve Solutions Ltd
Tel: 01224 583116 / 0151 531 1501
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