The route to achieving ISO 14001 consisted of a two-part audit of Hazlemere Window Company’s head office and adjoining factory by certification body National Quality Assurance (NQA)
(PRWEB UK) 3 February 2013
Hazlemere Window Company has added to the enviable list of accreditations it can boast by gaining ISO 14001 registration, the international standard for environmental management.
The Buckinghamshire-based company has, for more than a decade, enjoyed ISO 9001 registration for the manufacture and installation of domestic and commercial double glazing.
ISO 14001 is seen as equally important for Hazlemere which supplies both uPVC and aluminium bi folding doors products, and has also expanded its product range in recent years to include domestic and commercial solar panels.
The route to achieving ISO 14001 consisted of a two-part audit of Hazlemere Window Company’s head office and adjoining factory by certification body National Quality Assurance (NQA), which is due to be followed up by surveillance visits and a three yearly re-certification audit, such is the rigour of the registration criteria.
The whole process, which took over six months, involved a significant commitment from the Board of Directors, who had already previously installed 24 solar panels on the showroom roof. Before the process began, Hazlemere Window Company had invested in waste segregation by employing a person solely to perform this task, re-cycling all the old timber, aluminium and UPVC windows etc.
Hazlemere Commercial Sales Director, Simon Keegan, explained the importance of this latest accreditation, particularly to the company’s commercial division: “Both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards involve an immense amount of time and resource to achieve, as the criteria is very strictly applied by independent auditors. These accreditations require a continual process of improvement, commitment from management and investment in order to gain not just the accreditation, but the genuine environmental benefits and green credentials that achieving ISO 14001 delivers.”
Unlike many commercial installers, Hazlemere also operates a similarly thriving retail division which is buoyed by both its membership of the Conservatory Outlet Network of Dealers, and its 8,000 square foot showroom on Cressex Business Park which was completely refurbished at the beginning of 2012 and has been constantly updated ever since. On the 23rd and 24th March Hazlemere will host its first showroom open day of 2013 during which it will officially launch one of the more recent additions to its product range, the Ultraframe Loggia.
For further information contact Hazlemere’s Marketing Director, Mark Austin on 01494 897605 or via email m.austin(at)hazlemere(dot)co(dot)uk or visit http://www.hazlemerewindows.co.uk