A core element of lean is the elimination of waste. So the adoption of an environmental policy and ISO 14001 was handled in parallel with our lean journey.
The company has a well defined Product Development Process. When any new product is developed or an existing one is improved every effort is made to undertake a Life Cycle Assessment ('LCA', also known as life cycle analysis, ecobalance, cradle-to-grave-analysis). We work closely with our suppliers on such matters as REACH, End of Life Directives, WEE, RoHS.
We also make sure our products match the requirements of such bodies as BRE, Code for Sustainable Homes, SAP. In the last year 5 employees have bought bicycles under the cycle to work scheme.
The Quantum Profile Systems environmental policy statement can be downloaded through clicking here.