Local business is awarded with an accolade that names them ‘clean’ in every possible way…
Newlife Cleaning Systems is a nationally operating cleaning organisation, located on Beach Road in South Shields. The company has provided a high quality, cost-effective service across the cleaning industry for over 30 years. Taught by years of experience and intent on providing a package that is both modern and relevant, Newlife have worked hard to obtain a prestigious award, which will allow them to clean up more than just their contract work.
Newlife Cleaning Systems have been granted an ISO 14001: 2004 certificate, acknowledged worldwide for being the highest environmental award that an organisation can attain. To obtain the award, Newlife Cleaning Systems had to operate an Environmental Management System that adhered to the strict guidelines set in place by the ISO award.
Managing Director of Newlife, Phil Dixon, explains why it was important for the company to obtain the certificate:
“We live in a time where the preservation of the environment is more important than ever, so it became essential for us to update our service to include this. Having researched many avenues, we decided that the ISO 14001: 2004 was the most relevant and esteemed certificate we could find, and we set our sights on earning it.”
ISO is the International Organisation for Standardization and is responsible for developing and publishing standards on an extensive variety of topics. ISO is the largest organisation of its kind in the world; affiliated with 162 countries it has a Central Secretariat based in Geneva. The standards and regulations they set are completely inclusive; applicable to both the public and private sectors, they are without any governmental influence. ISO ensure that both the requirements of the business and the needs of wider society are met.
To be awarded with the ISO 14001:2004, Newlife had to learn how to become environmentally friendly; reducing the waste produced in their cleaning process, learning how to recycle and to make environmentally sound decisions. They also had to prove that they strictly followed the official environmental legislations expected of them. The certificate was only awarded when Newlife provided evidence that their Environmental Management System’s policies, plans and actions were made using the ISO 14001:2004 certificate’s framework; including their organisation’s activities, services and choice of products.
Phil Dixon looks forward to the future of his company with this award is in place:
“We are extremely proud to be working in accordance with the award. We are now subject to annual reviews to ensure these standards are being maintained, and we will endeavour to continually improve and update our Environmental Management Systems as time progresses.
“We can now guarantee that every process we execute, piece of equipment we operate or product we use, is in compliance with the standards set by this certificate. As a client of this company, the ISO 14001:2004 gives you the guarantee that you are working with an environmentally conscious organisation that conforms to the legal standards and obligations expected from them.
To know more about the services Newlife Cleaning Systems provide, visit www.newlifecleaning.com or telephone 0800 018 9099 with your enquiry.
Notes to editor:
- Interviews with anyone from Newlife Cleaning Systems can be made by contacting Shaun Causer on 0800 018 9099.
- Newlife Cleaning System? can be found at 7 Beach Road, South Shields, NE33 2QA.
- Information on ISO, and the ISO 14001: 2004 can be found at http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_14000_essentials.