Validium Reduces Carbon Footprint
New measures put in place by The Validium Group to reduce its environmental impact have earned it the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management.
“As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we’ve long been aware of and interested in reducing our impact on the environment,” says Mike Shaw, managing director of Validium. “As the first EAP provider worldwide to achieve many international management standards, governing everything from data protection to quality management, it was also a natural progression for us to look at ways of improving our ability to manage our impact on the environment.”
To achieve the international standard for environmental management (ISO 14001), Validium had to look at all aspects of its energy consumption, ranging from use of paper and energy to the environmental credentials of its suppliers.
“The biggest undertaking required to reduce our carbon footprint was the decision to relocate from our rural location, to a purpose-built office in Beaconsfield,” says Shaw. “Although it was a wrench, employees now have access to public transport links and the modern offices offer employees an improved working environment.”
Now that it has established a number of management processes for setting and reviewing environmental targets, Validium is committed to reducing its carbon footprint even further, through ongoing recycling initiatives, working with more local suppliers and ensuring all future equipment has good ‘green’ credentials.
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