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The Environment

EPAS, an environmental engineering business, is committed to the principles of sustainable development.

The company will provide all resources required to ensure the successful implementation of its environmental policy, through documented environmental/quality management systems, our specific objectives are to:-

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  • Encourage effective resource management by reducing resource consumption, waste minimisation, and recycling.
  • Identify the potential for pollution and establish measures for the prevention of pollution. Comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice and to keep abreast of all changes in legislation.
  • Identify environmental risks during any project planning process, to assess their likely impact on the local, national and global eco-systems.
  • Provide ongoing environmental training to all staff (and sub-contractors) to increase awareness of the potential environmental effects of their activities and maintain continual improvement.
  • Achieve continuous improvement of environmental performance throughout the activities of the business.
  • Develop effective procedures for response to an incident or emergency situation and thereby avoid or minimise environmental damage.
  • Regularly review environmental performance, via systems audits and management meetings.
  • Seek to meet & exceed the company’s obligations under the WEEE Directive and the Eco Design Directive

Innovation

EPAS is an environmental engineering business. The Directors are committed to a policy of continuing, Innovative Research and Development, to ensure this, they dedicate approximately 10% of sales turnover to R&D and Innovation, in a number of projects which are encouraged by Article 3 of the 75/442/EC Directive which states that "Member States shall take appropriate measures to encourage the prevention or reduction in waste production and in particular to encourage the development of clean technologies more sparing in the use of natural resources.

 
 

WEEE

By European Directive and the laws of the UK and N. Ireland Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) the company reports on a quarterly basis the weight of products placed onto the UK market, in tonnes. The company subscribes to a Government approved and licensed scheme run by Clarity. Please see weee@clarity.eu.com. The first WEEE Directive (Directive 2002/96/EC) entered into force in February 2003. This was replaced by WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU which entered into force on 13 August 2012 and became effective on 14 February 2014. The Directive provided for the creation of collection schemes where consumers return their WEEE free of charge. These schemes aim to increase the recycling of WEEE and/or re-use. From 2019, the percentage will be 65 %.

The company meets and exceed it’s statutory obligations with eco friendly, sustainable designs which are 99% recyclable in addition to having the lowest energy usage in its class.

RoHS

The company’s products comply fully with EU legislation restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC) and as replaced by RoHS recast Directive 2011/65/EU. The legislation requires heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium and flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) to be substituted by safer alternatives.

The Community

Working to making a significant and long-term positive impact in the communities in which we work and live, demonstrating our commitment to corporate social responsibility. One practical example of this is our support of the Clink Charity – Training Restaurants. Prisoners are trained over a 6 to 18 month period to gain qualifications in catering in addition to boosting their confidence, motivation and pride. Graduates from the training process have a reoffending rate of 6% as opposed to a National rate of 46.9% within the first year of release and 75% within 5 years of release. The company also supports the objectives of http://www.wateraid.org/uk.

The directors of EPAS Ltd., are delighted to support Rosies Trust, who supply a voluntary service to pet owners who are terminally ill. To find out more visit rosiestrust.org. Rosie’s Trust is a unique Northern Ireland charity, officially registered with the Northern Ireland Charity Commission in April 2015. Their mission is to maintain and support the special relationship and bond between owners and their companion pets, when this relationship is threatened by the impact of the owner’s terminal illness, advancing age or acute cancer treatment. Their principle aim is to enable the owner and their pet to stay together. Their services are offered at no cost.

Integrated Management System

Having attained the requirements of ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) the Directors engaged with Exova BM Trada, a UKAS accredited certifier, to audit the company to the upgraded standards of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001.

We are pleased to advise that effective from 31st August 2016, EPAS was certified by Exovo BM Trada. to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001 : 2007.

 
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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

(BS) OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety Management System

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

The company is in the process of extending the scope of certification to include company premises in Unit 6, Phoenix Court, Whitehill Industrial Estate, Hammond Avenue, South Reddish, Stockport, Manchester. It is intended that the scope of the certification will incorporate, R&D, Training The Sales & Technical Staff of Our Customers; Sampling & Analysing Effluent Discharges From Commercial Kitchens; Manage & Operate Testing Systems to Enable the Operational Assessment of Grease Management Devices and Processes in Accordance with the European and North American Grease Management Standards (EN 1825; PDI G101 and ASME A112.14. 3 & 4) And To Host Witnessed Testing By Relevant Accredited Agencies To Ensure The Independence and Impartiality Of Such Testing and Evaluation Conducted In Accordance With The Relevant Prescribed Testing Procedures.

During the first quarter of 2017 it is the intention to seek certification to ISO 17025 for the company’s laboratories in Stockport and Carnbane as well as achieve ISO 27001 certification to ensure our reputation for effective IT security for our customers and the company.

 
 

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GreenTAG Certification

Our GreaseShield units are now Green Tag Certified.

  • GreenTag is a unique, independent third party, green building and other sustainable product rating and certification program based on life cycle assessment (LCA);
  • Its advanced, robust ‘beyond LCA’ certification methodology is a world first;
  • GreenTag makes deciding which eco-friendly products to use easy;
  • All the research, analysis and reviewing of standards is done for you;

Key Certification Criteria

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Building Code of Australia compliant
    • Certified Environmental Management System
    • Complies with Australian law
    • Environmental Management System
    • Fit for Purpose certified
    • Manufacturer take back policy
    • Replacement parts available
  2. Health & Ecotoxicity
    • Considered safe to use
  3. Life Cycle Analysis – Greenhouse Gas
    • Energy efficient
  4. Life Cycle Analysis – Resources
    • Designed for recycling or reuse
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