Negative environmental impact is being discussed and considered more than ever before, thanks to David Attenborough’s “Blue Planet Effect.” The hit TV series brought to the forefront the damage plastics are doing to our oceans and marine life, and has sparked a fresh debate about environmental impact in the UK. Companies are being pressurised to look internally at their processes, use of materials and sourcing, with the general public no longer wanting to fuel damaging practices.
Acme takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and has done for many years. Acme are pleased to announce the renewal of its ISO 14001 accreditation this September for the 14th year in a row. Acme is committed to recycling 100% of recyclable materials, including office waste and equipment. Where possible old equipment is refurbished and re-used, or stripped down and component parts re-used. All chemicals and refrigerant gases are disposed of correctly in an environmentally friendly way. 80% of Acme’s vehicle fleet have Euro 6 engines, which are low emission engines, with the aim of increasing this to 90% over the next 18 months. Lights at Acme HQ are controlled by motion sensors to avoid wasting electricity, and the company is committed to investing in new initiatives to further reduce its carbon footprint.
Acme is very proud to have renewed its ISO 9001 accreditation this September for the 20th year running. The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standard provides assurance to customers that participating organizations have products and services that consistently meet high quality standards, and that quality and customer satisfaction levels are measured and consistently improved. Acme is dedicated to ensuring it meets the highest standards and is constantly striving to improve.