Siemens Water Technologies awarded ISO 14001 accreditation at its Kent facility

Siemens Water Technologies' facility based in Tonbridge, Kent, UK, Chemfeed Limited, has achieved registration to ISO 14001 with the British Standards Institution (BSI).

To achieve accreditation, Chemfeed Limited had to demonstrate to the BSI assessors that it is fully committed to conducting its business operations in an environmentally responsible manner, both in the short and long term.

This included displaying that the organisation has initiatives in place to minimise waste, recycle materials, reduce the risk of pollution and be energy-efficient.

ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that sets out how an organisation can put in place an effective environmental management system. This framework allows an organisation to understand, describe and control its significant impacts on the environment, reduce the risk of potentially costly pollution incidents, ensure compliance with environmental legislation and continually improve its business operations.

Certification to ISO 14001 means that a third party, such as BSI, has assessed that an organisation has met the requirements set out in the standard.

"We are delighted to be recognised for our efforts," says Mr. Clive Dean, managing director of Chemfeed Limited in Tonbridge. "Implementing such a system has been a significant undertaking; however we believe the benefits are substantial. We have ensured compliance with environmental legislation and regulations, improved overall performance and efficiency, and created a better working environment for our employees. We are fully committed to continually improving our environmental performance."

The Kent-based Siemens facility, with 168 employees, provides chemical feed and disinfection systems and process technology for water treatment in the municipal, industrial and the leisure industries. With worldwide chemical feed and disinfection offices, Siemens is a leading global provider of chemical dosing, metering, disinfection, chlorination and electrochlorination products.

Siemens Water Technologies delivers cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services to municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional customers worldwide. The division "Water Technologies" is part of Siemens' Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) which is a system and solution provider for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. In fiscal 2006 (to September 30), I&S employed a total of 36,200 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 8.819 billion according to US GAAP.
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