Distributor Space Catering Equipment has achieved the ISO 14001:2004 standard for environmental management.
The Gloucester-based outfit had already implemented and been working to an Environmental Management System based on the requirements of ISO 14001, but was officially certified to the standard earlier this month.
The company says that it recognised a long time ago that sound environmental practice is good for the environment, the company and its customers, which is one of the reasons it introduced the ‘Green Footprint’ initiative promoting energy-saving equipment within commercial kitchen designs.
“It is fitting, therefore, that we can demonstrate the commitment to sustainable practice within the company via the accreditation, and we have already experienced the benefits of reduced waste management costs and savings in energy and material consumption,” the distributor stated.
Space recently announced that in order to offset all of its CO2 usage for the year, it arranged for 196 trees to be planted in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.
Space’s total carbon footprint was calculated at 195.46 tonnes of CO2 last year, which works out at 6.11 tonnes per employee.