Parkside and Strata Tiles have become ISO 14001 companies, demonstrating a commitment to protecting the environment.
As Parkside and Strata Tiles work towards becoming net carbon neutral tile specification business in 2022, the companies have undergone independent certification for ISO 14001, the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
Designed by the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO), 14001 provides a framework for environmental management, so that companies not only comply with increasingly stringent environmental laws and regulations, but also to implement a robust environmental management system that leads to improved efficiency, quantify, monitor and control the ongoing environmental impact of operations.
Dan Little, managing director, Parkside and Strata Tiles, says:
“Becoming ISO 14001 certified organisations demonstrates our commitment to becoming tile specification businesses that lead the conversation in the tile industry becoming more sustainable. As part of our Sustainability Pledge to reduce impact through every part of our operation, ISO 14001 compliance ensures we have the systems in place to be able to constantly monitor and improve our actions.”
Through the dedicated Group Sustainability Council, Parkside and Strata Tiles research, develop and champion eco-innovations and continuous measurement and improvement. The companies have a policy of sourcing new tile collections with 20% or more recycled content, use green energy, partner with WRAP to support sustainability efforts and have founded the 40 for 40 initiative with the World Land Trust.
With more than 40 ranges with 40% or more recycled content, the 98% recycled Sequel tile collection and Criaterra, a biodegradable wall tile made entirely from natural materials including 70% quarry waste, Parkside and Strata Tiles are at the forefront of sustainable tile specifications.