Blackburn Starling is committed to protecting the environment in relation to the scope of its business activities and senior management are committed to ensure that protection of the environment is firmly embedded in both the company’s and all of its employee’s culture. This level of commitment was demonstrated recently by investing in certification against the latest Environmental Management Standard BS EN ISO 14001:2015. The certificate was formally awarded to Blackburn Starling by the British Standards Institute in September 2016 following several rigorous audits.
Blackburn Starling is a member of the Achilles Verify Scheme, a further assurance to existing and potential customers that we have effective Environmental systems in place. The Environmental Management System is subject to independent audits by Achilles Verify on an annual basis with the latest scores being the highest we have achieved since commencement of membership to the scheme in 2003.
The environmental impacts as a result of Blackburn Starling’s operations are minimal, however a number of environmental initiatives have been implemented over recent years as part of the company’s continuous improvement policy towards the environment. A major key environmental priority for Blackburn Starling is waste management and waste minimisation. Our aim is to prevent as much waste as possible occurring and then to re-use / re-cycle as much as possible and only to dispose of waste as the final option.
The company is registered directly with the Environment Agency’s National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD), an assurance to our customers that we fulfil our obligations in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations. Our EA Producer Registration Number is WEE/GE0002ZR.
Since achieving the CEMARS Gold Award at the New Zealand High Commission in London, October 2016 for reducing our carbon emissions by almost 50% in 6 years, against an original target of 5%, the year on year reductions are subsequently quite minimal due to the manufacturing processes, building improvements and environmental employee awareness schemes firmly in place. Carbon Management is now covered within our ISO 14001:2015 accreditation and therefore Blackburn Starling is no longer registered with the Achilles CEMARS Scheme.