ED&F Man Liquid Products, the molasses blends and bulk liquid storage specialists, have achieved accreditation to ISO14001 certification the leading international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) and the most widely used EMS in the world. The accreditation covers all business activities including bulk storage.
The company operates deep water bulk liquid Ports and has Terminals at Hull, Liverpool, and Grangemouth with a total of almost 100,000 cubic metres of storage for low hazardous products. Last year the business handled almost 500,000 tonnes of products including cane/beet molasses and molasses blends, fish oils, vegetable oils, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, organic vegetable oils, liquid lysine, and other chemicals. The ED&F Man tank storage business is a very important part of the UK food and feed industry. They also specialise in storage of niche products and has recently invested over £3,5M is their sites and facilities.
Operations manager Ian Mackenzie comments: “The storage industry is under increasing pressure to demonstrate high environmental standards. This accreditation is an independent and verifiable demonstration of the high standards we apply to the storage of all products.”
ISO14001 certification helps manage the environmental aspects of the business, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance. Having already achieved ISO9001 some time ago, Mr Mackenzie says ISO14001 accreditation is the next step to help shape and develop the business and set the standard in the markets they operate.
“This certification continues to move our business forward and improving environmental control as well as demonstrating alignment with ethical choices and acts as proof for assurance of service, maintaining business image and reputation in a world where preservation of the planet becomes ever more important.
“It is demonstrable verification to our customers, of the high environmental standards that our terminals operate to and the high priority we give to the vitally important area as well as helping us to move towards net zero.”
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