Isover Runcorn gains EMS certification
Published: 18 January, 2010
CHESHIRE: Isover, a developer of sustainable insulation solutions has achieved Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 certification at its Runcorn manufacturing site.
The certification, which follows extensive external assessment by BSI Management Systems, will enable Isover to support customers further by allowing them to demonstrate their use of sustainable construction products as advocated by the Green Guide, the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.
Stacey Davis, marketing director for Saint-Gobain Isover, commented: "Sustainability is a vitally important factor when specifying products. This achievement will enable us to provide customers with further reassurance that Isover is operating to internationally recognised standards designed to minimise the impact of both our business and the products we manufacture on the environment.
"The company's efficiency means less energy is used in the manufacturing process and the use of Isover insulation helps to reduce emissions over the long term," Mr Davis said.
"Over a typical 50-year lifespan of a building, Isover insulation will save 300 tonnes of CO2, which equates to over 375 times more CO2 than is needed for its manufacture."