Andrew Sykes Group Ltd
Andrew Sykes Group Ltd are the UK’s largest specialist hire company, with over 30 depots and hire centres throughout the UK, specialising in pumps for hire, air conditioning, chillers and heaters.
The Andrew Sykes Group approached us towards the end of 2006 regarding implementation of their environmental management system to meet the requirements of ISO 14001. The system had been designed by their Group Environmental Manager but was not fully implemented -- in particular there were still some gaps to fill in in relation to legislation.
They called upon JR Consultants to assist them, both in the review of documentation, procedures and other supporting documents, and in implementing the system in the UK depots.
Due to the scattered locations of depots throughout the UK, implementation was achieved through continuous individual depot audits carried out with depot managers. This helped to raise awareness of the system, particularly in relation to what was required of the depot managers and staff. Documentation was further reviewed and amended over the course of the audits, and then issued to every depot as guidance prior to publishing a Best Practice manual.
By the final set of depot audits, environmental representatives had been allocated in every depot, which were now responsible for running the system. The Andrew Sykes Group Ltd was fully accredited to ISO 14001 by BVQI in early August 2007, and is now continuously maintaining the system.
Tyler Packaging Ltd
Tyler Packaging Ltd is a specialist supplier of flexible packaging for Industrial, point of sale and agricultural applications. Based in Leamington Spa, they operate worldwide with a comprehensive range of packaging, films, sacks and bags for a variety of industries.
Tyler Packaging approached us in early 2006 with a request for a quality management system - ISO9001, and an environmental management system – ISO 14001.
It was decided to achieve both standards separately to enable the company to fully understand them both.
The quality system was designed and introduced very quickly, achieving ISO9001 accreditation within 4 months and with no strain on company resources.
From here, they were very keen to implement ISO 14001, and subsequently gained accreditation to ISO 14001 by the end of the same year.
Furthermore, they are now one of the first UK companies to have achieved ISO22000 for their food safety management system, which is something they had not originally expected to achieve.
Metal Colours Ltd
Metal Colours Ltd provides zinc and zinc nickel electroplating, electrophoretic painting and powder coating services to industry nationwide. They were established in 1933 and are based in Slough, serving the automotive, electronics, process engineering and general manufacturing industries.
Metal Colours approached JR Consultants in 2005 with a view to achieving ISO9001 and ISO14001. It was actually a requirement of their IPPC license, and of the Environment Agency, that they obtain an environmental management system and ISO14001 was the route they had chosen.
We created a simple quality system that met the requirements of ISO9001: from start to finish ISO9001 accreditation was awarded within a period of 5 months.
Implementing an Environmental Management system was a little more complicated, because of environmental law and their IPPC license. Many of the controls stipulated in their IPPC license had to be included in the system to ensure they were controlled adequately in relation to water monitoring, testing and waste removal.
Yet despite this initial uncertainty and the complexity of the project, ISO14001 was achieved in April 2006, and with our continued support, Metal Colours are still maintaining this system to date.