Surface engineering company, Hardide Coatings Limited has been awarded ISO 14001 certification, the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for its tungsten carbide coatings manufacturing plant in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
The ISO 14001 certificate represents a worldwide business standard designed to help an organisation manage environmental risk and minimise its impact on the environment.
Jim Murray-Smith, chief executive officer of Hardide plc said: “I am extremely proud that Hardide has been awarded ISO 14001 as it recognises how seriously we take our quality and environmental management responsibilities. Attaining this stringent standard has required commitment to continual improvement in environmental performance from all levels and functions of the organisation which is a credit to all our staff.
“Environmental standards make good business sense particularly in the chemicals sector. Achieving this standard gives further confidence to our customers in industries including oil and gas, and aerospace that Hardide is a responsible and participative company committed to the highest operational standards.”
The Hardide coating is also compliant with the new EU REACH chemicals regulations and is viewed as an attractive possible alternative to hard chrome and HVOF coating technologies.