Water management company, Biochemica UK Ltd has become the first UK based firm in the industry to sign up to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, cementing its promise to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 12,000 signatories in 170 countries. Biochemica, which specialises in water and wastewater treatment services and chemicals, has taken this bold step to ensure it remains at the cutting edge of CSR within the chemical sector.
Leading water management company, Biochemica UK Ltd is set to showcase its services at a unique potato industry event next month (November).
Privately owned Biochemica, which specialises in water and wastewater treatment services and chemical products, will join a host of companies and trade bodies from across the potato industry and its supply chain to exhibit at the upcoming BP2015 show.
Water and wastewater treatment specialist, Biochemica UK Ltd has achieved the internationally recognised standard, ISO14001 in acknowledgement of its efforts towards reducing the company’s day-to-day impact on the environment.
ISO14001 sets out a framework for firms to identify and control their environmental impact and provides practical tools to ensure continuous improvement of environmental performance. Accreditation is awarded to companies that can demonstrate that their Environmental Management System (EMS) complies with the standard requirements.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has launched a new globally recognised standard, ISO 14046 to assist all organisations with measuring the environmental impact of water use.
The new standard, which was published on 31 July 2014, allows businesses to conduct and report a water footprint assessment and determine methods to reduce potential environmental impacts.