BAL completes successful Environmental Audit

Building Adhesives Ltd – the market-leader in full tiling solutions – have successfully completed a recertification audit for the ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) standard carried out by independent certification body BSI (British Standards Institution).

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems (EMS). It allows businesses to benchmark their current environmental performance and sets out ways to improve it.

The framework encompasses various aspects, from resource usage and waste management to energy use, transport planning, materials reuse and renewable energy generation. It also looks at how businesses are monitoring environmental performance and involving stakeholders in environmental commitments.

The audit process took place over 2 days and reconfirmed that Building Adhesives are meeting the standard which they first achieved in 2003.

Clare Brosnan, Safety and Systems Manager at Building Adhesives, said: “The audit reviewed the whole of the process and systems regarding environmental management, as well as investigating the businesses commitment to continual improvement.

“We did not receive any non-conformances and successfully retained our accreditation for a further 3 years. Thank you to all who supported and contributed to the process across numerous departments.

“We can now look forward to six monthly surveillance visits to ensure compliance with the standard.”

David Hackett, Managing Director added: “This recertification confirms our commitment to environmental management and sustainability.

“Sustainability is at the forefront of what we do, meeting industry standards through the product life cycle from raw materials sourcing, product manufacture and consumer use.

“Our environmental policies, integrated into every area of its business activities, now influence everything from product formulation to supplier selection. They are under continual review to ensure best practice implementation by all staff.

“As the long-established, acknowledged market leader – for tiling products, for technical support, for training – we aim to continue setting the tile industry standards in environmentally-conscious processes, procedures and policies.

“Comprehensive compliance with statutory legislation and Best Practice procedures, form an integral part of our activities. We believe it is our responsibility to contain and minimise the impact of our business operations on the Environment.”