17 September 2003
Leading luxury shower manufacturer Daryl Industries has been awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 certification for its aluminium anodising plant - Daryl Anodising - in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
This registration to the ISO standard on environmental management systems was awarded to Daryl Industries following independent audits carried out by BSI Management Systems.
An environmental working group, led by business systems director Heather Devlin, was established at Daryl Industries in March 2002 when the company began working towards the management systems standard. Since then the team has been focusing on ensuring excellence in the company's working practices as well as communicating the importance of achieving the award to the entire business.
Initiatives that were carried out included a regular newsletter to all staff informing them of the progress made, as well as a competition for employees' children to create environmental themed drawings to display around the site.
Managing director of Daryl Industries, William Hogg, commented: "Working towards environmental excellence is part of the overall Daryl Industries business strategy and we are delighted that we have achieved this important standard. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by our employees, particularly the environmental team.
"It also demonstrates to our customers the approach, attitudes and standards to which we operate and reinforces our commitment to manufacturing the best engineered products supported by the best customer service."
Daryl Industries' implementation of a waste and utilities management system has resulted in exceeding the standards set by environmental governing bodies. The company now has a mission statement of 'working towards environmental excellence' and it is recognised that its efforts have already had a significant beneficial impact on the environment.
Neil Hannah, managing director of BSI Management Systems EMEA, concluded: "Daryl Industries has made substantial improvements to its environmental policies through recognising the importance of sustainability in the manufacturing sector. BSI congratulates the company on its IS0 14001 award, which will help them deliver ongoing business and environmental benefits."
Notes to editors:
Daryl is a privately owned manufacturer of luxury showers, shower enclosures and bathroom fittings. It has annual sales in the region of £16m and enjoys a reputation in the trade for producing the highest quality across its range.
All Daryl products are covered by a lifetime guarantee and backed up by an expert technical support team, both on a dedicated support line and in the field.
Daryl products are designed and manufactured at the company's two purpose-built facilities in the North West.
- Daryl Industries employs 180 people at its two sites, 50 of whom are based at Daryl Anodising in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
For further information Daryl Industries please contact:
Clancy Walker or Karen Heras-Kelly on 0113 223 2500 OR Email firstname.lastname@example.org the Daryl Industries Press Office
CONTACT BSI PRESS OFFICE:
Wilma Tulloch on +44 (0)20 8996 6330 OR
Marc Edney on +44 (0)20 8996 6330