Norbain is proud to share that Elmdene International Limited, the innovative electronic security and fire products manufacturer, has been awarded ISO14001: 2004 certification as a result of the industry-leading environmental management processes implemented across the business.
As part of the comprehensive ‘green’ focus adopted by Elmdene to secure ISO14001:2004, the company’s management procedures have now been expanded to look beyond, for example, how product design can improve manufacturing processes to a wider remit that takes into account the environmental impact of any such changes. In addition to considering its own working practices, in the drive to secure ISO14001:2004, Elmdene has also conducted an intensive environmental review of its key supply partners.
Elmdene reports that the changes it has implemented for ISO14001:2004 are already having a positive financial benefit in terms of controlling and reducing waste streams. In addition, it anticipates a 30 per cent reduction in energy bills; this has been achieved by replacing lights with energy efficient versions, turning down heating, having an active ‘switch off’ policy etc. Even the energy wastage of load testing of their power supplies has been reduced by the use of an innovative solution that re-circulates the energy, therefore not wasting it through heat emissions. From a customer perspective, the measures Elmdene has now put in place should help to ensure that its product lines remain competitively priced, thanks to a reduction in overheads, as well as supporting a growing move towards the very latest in green technology like switch mode power which offers attractive operational savings for users.
Ian Moore, managing director at Elmdene International Limited, comments: “The achievement of ISO14001:2004 is a major landmark for us and ties-in with our long-term focus on social responsibility and more energy efficient product lines like our switch mode PSUs (Power Supply Units) for security and fire applications. We believe that we are one of the first, if not the first, UK business of our type to obtain ISO14001 registration. Working-up to ISO14001, a key challenge for us was to ensure that we were able to cover all of the environmental aspects, and impacts, within our operations and to identify relevant environmental legislation. From an employee point of view our staff are fully on board with what we are doing and are encouraged to ‘think green’ in every activity they undertake.”
Hannah Broadhurst, Norbain’s intruder business manager, comments: “Elmdene are a key partner for Norbain and we offer our congratulations on this certification. Their attaining ISO140001:2004 strengthens Elmdene’s commitment to delivering high quality products that are environmentally friendly, something which we are seeing greater demand for in the market place.”