18.10.2023 | Environment

Truckeast secures environmental standard

Suffolk-based Scania Dealer group TruckEast has underpinned its commitment to managing its environmental impact with ISO14001:2015 certification.

A globally recognised standard for environmental management systems, ISO14001 provides a structured approach to managing a business’s environmental impact; ultimately improving environmental performance. 

TruckEast began a journey in 2019, to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly operation. Steps have included a focus on energy reduction and efficiency initiatives, waste reduction and recycling and generally reviewing processes. Last year the business committed to achieving ISO14001 standard across the entire operation. Led by Compliance and HR General Manager, Helen Grainger, the business undertook a comprehensive review of its operation and formally put in place a new environmental management system.

The assessment was carried out by BSI Management Systems UK, who audited the implementation of the EMS within the business. Areas such as environmental performance, waste management and reporting processes were put under the microscope to ensure that policies and procedures were in place and that employees were aware.

Managing director, Harley Coulson comments, “Through the combined efforts of the team, I’m proud to announce that TruckEast is officially ISO14001:2015 certified. By developing and implementing a formal EMS to the high standards of ISO14001, our customers can be assured that we take environmental matters seriously. It demonstrates that we adhere to best practices that manage and minimise our impact on the environment and is a significant milestone as we continue to strive towards providing the best for our customers and employees.”