BAPIA launches ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard initiative for members.
BAPIA, the Balloon And Party Industry Alliance is introducing another new initiative for its members. Partnering with Kenny Roberts of KRQA, a quality assurance and business consultancy (who also has a very good working knowledge of the balloon and party industry), BAPIA is encouraging its members to work towards achieving the ISO14001 Environmental Management System standard.
Promoting the green credentials of the balloon industry and educating the public on our own best practices is already at the top of BAPIA’s agenda and is promoted through www.thegreenballooncampaign.co.uk . Adding to this, better business practices and the guidance towards obtaining the internationally recognised standard ISO14001 can really benefit the whole balloon industry!
WHY ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 certification demonstrates to customers that you manage your environmental responsibilities in a professional manner and so reduce the risk of breaking the law. Also, many customers, particularly large corporations and public bodies, now require their suppliers to be accredited with the ISO 14001 environmental management system. As we enter the New Year we are all looking at ways to increase our profits and obtain new customers whilst looking after our existing clients, and this has never been more important than in the current economic climate.
Considerable savings can be made by streamlining your business, improving systems and procedures and reducing waste while at the same time promoting environmentally friendly practices. Streamlining the business can also promote a ‘feel good’ factor among your staff and your customers. Better still, positive PR can be obtained by implementing simple procedures and policies that promote all round environmental friendliness.
KRQA will be offering a “do it yourself” solution to BAPIA members who, with a few hours’ work a week can be working in the spirit of the international standard and start making positive money saving changes straight away. It’s not necessary to obtain the standard but if you do wish to do so then this course will be a valuable tool kit that will save you thousands in consultancy fees!
The price of this kit will be just £50 to BAPIA members and will include templates and tools that you can use throughout your business.
Kenny will also be giving regular advice and promotion tips on the BAPIA member’s website, helping you to promote your green credentials and take advantage of PR opportunities.
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