Northern Ireland Facility Reaps the Benefits of a New Environmental Management System

6th December 2016

A case study detailing Re-Gen’s decision to adopt an environmental management system (ISO 14001) to help win customers and streamline operations.

Key points
On-site estimates show how standards have enabled the MRF to attract up to 40% of the feedstock it is currently processing
Without the standards, the MRF would now be running significantly under capacity
Staff are now trained in the standards and all staff were trained to NVQ Level 2



When planning the new facility, the Managing Director, Joseph Doherty, realised that adopting the environmental management system ISO 14001 would help him win customers and streamline his operation.

Even introducing just one accredited management system requires a lot of work, but Mr Doherty decided at the same time to implement two additional standards governing quality management (ISO 9001) and safety (OHSAS 18001) (see the Background box for an introduction to accredited management systems.)

“Local councils placing waste management tenders put a high score on applicants with these accreditations, so it made commercial sense to go for all three of them,” he says. “We wanted to get a step up the ladder – and didn’t mind a challenge!”

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