Gold standard addition to sustainability charter
As part of the audit process companies are awarded points, and must score more than six points from a maximum of 12. Their points tally then gains them Charter Status in three levels: Gold, Silver and Member.
Ian Hodgson, Kingspan’s Managing Director, said: “We are very proud to have achieved such a high standard. Sustainability is an important issue for us, and we have worked hard to develop good sustainable practice throughout the company.”
The Gold status was awarded after a successful audit under the Charter’s rules. This included demonstrating the implementation of a range of management systems, such as OHSAS 18001, BS EN ISO 14001 and BS EN ISO 9001.
Other important elements needed to meet the Gold status include the institution of policies to manage energy usage and to ascertain whether suppliers have their own sustainability standards.
There are now 23 Charter signatories and Kingspan is the 11th Gold member.