Environmental certification with no drain facility

Gloucestershire-based welding specialists Arc Energy Resources has had its environmental management system certified by Lloyds Register to BS EN ISO 14001:2004.

Arc Energy’s environment and procurement manager Andrew Robinson became an associate member of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) as part of the process. The audit was completed within a month despite the unique problems posed by Arc Energy’s location, as Andrew explains: “The factory is situated on the site of an 18th century mill, and is bounded by the river Frome, the Stroudwater canal, a brook and a drainage ditch. This makes the site almost an island and, with no mains drainage available, made control of spills and runoff an area of particular importance.”

The ISO 14001certificate follows a long list of awards for the company in its 16-year history, including the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and BS EN ISO 3834-2 quality management systems; qualification by the internationally renowned ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification organisation, which establishes the codes and rules for the design, construction, inspection and testing of pressure vessels, nuclear plant and boilers; and EMS certification.

Managing director Alan Robinson says the systems are the core of the company’s management philosophy.

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