Parkwood Leisure’s ongoing commitment to the environment continues after successfully regaining accreditation to the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
The leisure management firm secured the reaccreditation through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste through specialised schemes to reduce carbon emissions and generate renewable electricity. This was in addition to accurately measuring any environmental impacts through existing systems.
ISO 14001, the principal management system standard, specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. Adhering to these standards helps to reduce environmental footprint and ensure legal compliance for the company.
Paul Nangle, Assistant Regional Director at Parkwood Leisure, leads the EMS internally and was delighted to have secured the reaccreditation:
“I am very pleased that we have regained accreditation to the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems. The external audit was carried out by our assessors, NQA, over several days, and they reported that the implementation and maintenance of the EMS is managed very well. Strong management has shown our commitment to the EMS across the audit through setting the policy, objectives, targets and actions to achieve them”.
Carys Charlesworth, Parkwood Leisure’s Energy Manager, added:
“Reducing our carbon footprint and complying with these standards are a very high priority at Parkwood Leisure. It is one of a number of ways we gain our member and stakeholder trust and we are delighted to have secured the reaccreditation”.