ISO certification for modular buildings

Published:  08 July, 2011

Portakabin, the modular building specialist, has achieved re-accreditation to ISO 14001 - the internationally-recognised standard for reducing impact on the environment.

Certification was achieved following a rigorous independent assessment of the company's environmental policy, compliance with legislation, control systems and procedures, and targets for further improving environmental performance.

Mike Williams, general Mmanager of Portakabin Hire, said: "Environmental impact is an increasingly important global issue and it is essential that all organisations, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors, are committed to minimising the impact of their activities on the environment.

"This accreditation is a powerful tool that allows organisations to focus their environmental efforts on internationally-accepted criteria and promote best practice. It is a proactive solution to improving both environmental performance and enhancing business efficiency. And for our customers, this means that the environmental impact of the buildings they hire from us is significantly reduced through the successful implementation of a fully accredited environmental management system.

"As a business, we are working on many levels to continually improve sustainability. Initiatives include reducing waste in the manufacturing process; increasing the recyclability of waste by employing intelligent design and highly efficient production methods; the use of products with low embodied energy, and the manufacture of buildings which are thermally efficient."

Portakabin has the reassurance of other independent accreditations for its modular buildings, which include ISO 9001 for quality assurance, Zurich, BBA, LABC, and CE approvals. It also has the highest possible rating from Dun and Bradstreet, which puts Portakabin in the top 15 % of all companies in the UK for financial stability.


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