The Glass & Glazing Federation has secured ISO14001 accreditation, a key step it says the on the path towards the glass and glazing industry becoming carbon neutral.

Group health, safety and environmental manager Lauren Mawford says that the GGF needed to prepare itself first before it offered leadership in environmental management: “It was understood that if the representative body for the glass and glazing industries was to take a lead position in offering guidance and leadership for its members to manage their environmental responsibilities, then it should gain appropriate accreditation itself.

“The glass and glazing industries must reduce their collective impact on the environment and the GGF will be developing a range of strategies and guidance to assist its members, and the industry in general, towards the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality.”

She added that the GGF has also negotiated a small but worthwhile incentive for others to take this step: “GGF members wishing to undertake ISO14001 accreditation themselves can benefit from preferential rates on the fees; it may be small but we believe that every little helps. It doesn’t matter what type or size your organisation is, ISO 14001 is a great standard to have.”

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