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21 July 2008

Eland Cables awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Certification

Eland Cables has achieved the prestigious ISO 14001 accreditation, illustrating their current and future commitment to minimising environmental impact. The ISO 14001 international standard provides both a model for streamlining environmental management and guidelines to ensure environmental issues are considered within decision making practices.

Eland Cables is leading the way, having become one of the first electrical cable companies in the UK to achieve the ISO 14001 accreditation. Eland attained the accreditation after a series of audits by Bureau Veritas Certification at their London and Doncaster sites. Both locations will be assessed annually to ensure continual development of the Environmental Management System (EMS) currently in place.

Eland Cables have achieved a huge reduction in materials sent to landfill, as well as a substantial reduction in wrapping due to investment in new machinery. In addition, all scrap cable and wood is recycled, plywood reels come from sustainable sources and wooden drums are reused. Future initiatives include reducing energy consumption, further increasing recycling and improving employee’s environmental awareness. These will offer additional business benefits as well as an even greater reduction in environmental impact.

Philip Brown, Managing Director, says: “We are proud to be one of a few companies in the UK cable industry to hold this accreditation and minimising our impact on the environment will continue to be a focus as the company grows.”

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