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Quadruple success for Archant Print is industry first

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Archant Print has been awarded a quartet of prestigious external accreditations for quality, environmental and health and safety standards, believed to be the first in the media industry to do so.

Last week Archant Print was reaccredited for its ISO 14001 Environmental, ISO 18001 Health & Safety and ISO 9001 Quality Management. In addition to these three, for the first time, the division has also been awarded ISO 50001 for Energy Management.

Director of Thorpe Print Centre, Clive Want, said: “The ISO 50001 accreditation meant we had to develop a policy where we have fixed targets and objectives resulting in more efficient use of energy. To better understand and make decisions based on energy data, to measure, review and continually improve all energy management.

“As we do now with our original three ISOs we will be involving all people at Archant Print to help meet the agreed energy improvement targets and to look at anyway we can reduce the amount of energy consumed at the print centre.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Archant Print and not only is it the right thing to do it will help focus on energy reduction as Archant Print consumes nearly 60% of Archant Group’s entire energy usage.”

Local councils constantly demand proof of quality, environmental and health and safety standards when Archant Print tender for new work for the presses. Retaining accreditation for major standards in all three areas at the same time, sends a strong message to customers, shareholders and the industry.

These standards apply to all business sectors and are internationally recognised. To achieve accreditation a company must satisfy an external auditor it has a comprehensive business management system in place that covers all the requirements.

The accreditations are: the ISO 9001:2008 Standard (Quality Management System), the ISO 14001:2004 Standard (Environmental Management System) and the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Standard (Health and Safety Management system.) and ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems.

Pictured above is Clive Want (left) with Improvement Coordinator David Arkwright and the four accreditations._

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