The Broadwater Mouldings production facilities at its Suffolk based factory site in Beccles have been awarded ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management systems by Bureau Veritas UK. Broadwater Mouldings Limited is an innovative British design engineering and composites manufacturing company which specialises in moulding high quality fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) and fabricating finished assembled FRP components for a diverse portfolio of customers in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Specific to the products and markets served, the ISO 14001:2004 certification (No: UK005147) that Broadwater Mouldings has gained encompasses the ‘Design of tooling for the manufacture of reinforced plastic mouldings, manufacture of reinforced plastic mouldings and finished assemblies for general industry, including; automotive, medical and material handling applications.’
“Gaining ISO 14001 is a significant achievement for the Broadwater team and reinforces our commitment to be a sustainable and environmentally conscious manufacturing business. Along with many likeminded customers, we strongly believe in the importance of maintaining a verifiable environmental management system and adopting a consistent, well managed approach to sustainability, health and safety, and the environment. This ISO certification reflects the serious consideration we give to the effects of our business on both the local and wider environments, as well as supporting our drive to minimise operational impacts and reduce costs” explains Matt Herbert, Managing Director, Broadwater Moulding Ltd.
ISO 14001 sets internationally recognised standards, requirements and controls for environmental management. It helps a manufacturing organization to responsibly control and monitor how its production processes impact, or cause changes to air, water, land, and related factors which can affect the environment; the current international version, published in November 2004 (ISO 14001:2004), is the leading international standard for environmental management. Adopting it also ensures that a certified company complies with environmental laws and regulations, while providing a monitoring system which helps to continually improve environmental performance.