ISO 14001 benefits and strengthens procedures of CK Gas Production
For CK gas who specialise in supplying industrial and research establishments with a comprehensive range of gases, acquiring ISO 14001 was a prominent way to validate its environmental credentials.
For more than 27 years, CK Gas Products has supplied industrial and research establishments with a comprehensive range of gases. These include industrial, special, high-purity and mixed gases, which the team supplies in all quantities. The company also supplies related gas-handling equipment. As Jonathan Bell from CK Gas, explained, the company wanted to demonstrate its environmental credentials – particularly within a sector that handles potentially volatile compounds. “Many of the gases we deal with, such as cyanide and chlorine, can be dangerous in the wrong hands,” he said.
“So we wanted to show our customers and prospects that we care about protecting people and minimising our impact on the environment. Gaining ISO 14001 was a great way to reveal our commitment to
customers and reinforce our expertise.” IMSM came recommended to CK Gas by a previous employee, “The IMSM Assessor came to us and went through everything clearly and simply. It was all straightforward and hassle-free. Best of all, the process never once distracted us from our daily tasks.”
To comply with the certification, the company acquired a new fleet of efficient company cars and updated its handling of hazardous goods. CK Gas was already meeting many of the requirements. “We’ve
always aimed to operate as efficiently as possible; for example, we don’t have an excess of waste. The process enhanced our operations through improving efficiency, adapting procedures and reducing energy usage.”
Since becoming ISO 14001 certified, Jonathan has seen a growing interest among customers in CK Gas’s credentials. He also plans to communicate the achievement to the wider world. “It’s early days, but we’re in the process of updating our website to inform customers and prospects about gaining ISO 14001. I’m sure it will positively impact our business and perception within the industry.”