ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management System
We recognise as a supplier of superior quality building products and services; we must ensure our operations are carried out to the highest of standards of corporate responsibility including legal and regulatory requirements.
In order to achieve this, since 2014 we have operated a BSI-registered ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management System. This management system underpins our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our day-to-day activities.
ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. Within its framework, we can remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities.
Our Commitment – Environmental Policy Statement
We realise that we can only remain successful if our activities and products reflect the environmental attitudes of society. Environmental issues and society’s values are considered in the future development and planning of the company. To this end we will:
♻ Conduct our operations in such a way as to have a minimum adverse impact on the environment.
♻ Strive to purchase materials that can be used and disposed of responsibly.
♻ Promote the use of materials that can be recycled where possible, and which can be used in an energy-efficient way.
♻ Minimise waste in our operations by following the principles contained within the Hierarchy of Waste.
♻ Ensure responsible and ethical disposal of any waste products to avoid and prevent pollution in accordance with relevant legislation
♻ Plan to conserve energy through the efficient use of our equipment, vehicles, and office facilities.
♻ Favour suppliers who are committed to sustainable environmental improvement.
♻ Train our employees in environmental issues relating to their day-to-day work and encourage them to care for our community.
♻ Encourage our employees to make suggestions on how our environmental performance can be improved.
♻ Continually strive to improve our environmental performance.
♻ Comply with all applicable legislation and any other requirements that relate to our environmental aspects.
Joris Smet, Managing Director of Smet Building Products Ltd says, “We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment, and having an internationally recognised standard will allow us to not only control our environmental impact and comply with the relevant legal requirements but also help our customers do the same. By influencing our employees and customers we can ensure best practices in envirnomental impacts and continually improve our operating systems and procedures”.