Marshall Fleet Solutions has passed a major milestone in meeting its environmental commitments, having earned ISO 14001 accreditation on the back of coordinated companywide efforts.
ISO 14001 is a set of standards defined by International Organization for Standardization, mapping out the specifications and evaluation criteria for robust environmental management systems. Due to the precise and exacting nature of these criteria, ISO 14001 is a universally recognised gold standard for environmental management.
Marshall Fleet Solutions’ push for ISO 14001 certification ties into the broader Marshall group’s Ambition 2030 programme, which focuses on developing sustainable products and services to help customers meet their climate action targets.
Work started in early 2022 to build Marshall Fleet Solutions’ environmental management system in line with the requirements of the standard. External certification audits began in March 2023, and were concluded in July with the recommendation for certification.
Across the business, this entailed raising awareness of environmental risks through education sessions, while also identifying the environmental aspects, risks and issues of all operating activities. The Health, Safety and Environment group worked with all Marshall Fleet Solutions sites to ensure that necessary control measures were put in place and maintained.
Commenting on the achievement, Managing Director Mark Howell said, “I am proud of the entire Marshall Fleet Solutions team for recognising the vital importance of environmental management and cooperating across the business to put us in line with ISO 14001.
“This initiative was spearheaded by our industry-leading Health, Safety and Environment group, and involved pulling together complex sets of requirements spanning our entire footprint as a business.
“Gaining ISO 14001 gives us further confidence in our efforts to reduce our carbon further with new environmental initiatives.”
The first certification body audits, which are necessary in order to maintain accreditation, will take place in early 2024.