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AF International Awarded ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards

Posted on 12 January 2014 |

The global computer and office equipment cleaning manufacturer, AF International, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ISO 14001 for its Environmental Management System (EMS) and OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety, two of the world’s most recognised standards from the BSI.

The accreditations have been achieved in just 6 months and join AF’s current ISO 9001 Quality Management credentials, enabling the company to offer three respected BSI standards to the broad range of industries it serves.  Achieving three BSI standards is an extraordinary achievement for a chemical manufacturing organisation, especially in a short timescale, and endorses AF’s steadfast commitment to health and safety and reducing environmental impact.  

As a responsible manufacturer of specialist cleaning chemical products for the office products and IT industries, AF upholds environmental responsibility at the core of its ethos and is ever vigilant of operator safety and the environment. The carefully administered Environmental Management System continually monitors and improves AF’s environmental performance and safety to ensure best industrial practice and compliance with all relevant environmental legislation.

Ron Jakeman, Group Managing Director of HK Wentworth, AF International’s parent company, said, “We are delighted to be awarded the ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 standards. It is particularly difficult for chemical manufacturing organisations to receive such a reputable endorsement of their environmental credentials, so this is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of AF’s workforce and demonstrates why customers trust AF International to provide cleaning solutions that not only deliver high performance but are also formulated with the utmost responsibility to the environment and operator. “

AF International received the ISO standard certificates at a formal presentation held at the company’s state-of-the-art UK Headquarters in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. Presenting the certificates, Andrew Launn, Service Delivery Director, BSI EMEA, commented, “This is a sign of significant achievement and commitment by the company to its customers and employees. Achievement of certification to these risk based standards is not just about internal delivery of products for customers, it’s also about managing health and safety and environmental risks for all stakeholders internally and externally and I congratulate the company in this certification.”

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