CHI Fire Solutions has become one of the first independent fire companies in the UK to achieve certification to ISO 14001:2004 for its environmental management system.
The Northampton-based fire protection specialist also achieved certification to ISO 9001:2008 for its quality management systems. Both standards were awarded by UKAS accredited certification body Certification International.
CHI Fire Solutions, which provides professional fire solutions and maintenance packages to commercial and industrial organisations both locally and nationally, received a grant for Business Investment from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) which enabled it to achieve certification to ISO 14001. The scheme provides capital grants to businesses to support sustainable investment in England.
“We have always strived to maintain high standards for our quality and environmental systems, and certification to these standards is recognition of the procedures we have in place,” says director Andy Salsbury-Newman. “Our culture of continual improvement has helped us to achieve certification and shows our commitment to key areas of our business and also to our customers. Clients are increasingly taking supplier impact on the environment into consideration when choosing who to do business with. Being able to demonstrate our clear commitment to the environment and maintain that by complying with a world-recognised standard confirms that we are responding to their concerns. We will continue to drive improvements in our quality and environmental management systems to deliver the highest quality services to our customers and create a better world for all of our stakeholders.”
Emma Fawcett-Jones, UK business manager for Certification International, comments: “By achieving certification for ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, CHI Fire Solutions has clearly demonstrated their strong commitment to the continuous improvement of their business, the quality of their management system and their commitment to reducing their environmental impact.”