0 Industry first for Ransomes

AN INDUSTRY FIRST FOR RANSOMES JACOBSEN

ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STANDARD

By Peter Driver

Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, the Ipswich based turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, has become the first company within the turf care industry to be awarded ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management.

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"This theme will be continued at BTME in January when we launch our electric walk behind greens mower, the Jacobsen E-Walk, for the golf sector. This new pedestrian mower complements the existing E-Plex II, the only electric triple greens mower on the market today, giving us unique products that tackle the twin problems of noise and air pollution on greens close to residential areas.

"Now, we have extended our 'Green' policy to our manufacturing facilities here in the UK with the introduction of ISO 14001. It's a voluntary standard that defines the elements of an environmental management system necessary for an organisation to effectively manage its impact on the environment. Employee participation and commitment has been crucial and our team at Ipswich has been magnificent with their support for the project."

ISO 14001 involves a continuous cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the actions that an organisation takes to meet their environmental obligations. Ransomes Jacobsen plan to use the new standard as a tool to further integrate the environment into core business operations and promote continual improvement.

For further information, in the first instance, please contact: Peter Driver, Command Publicity Ltd. Tel: 01376 535400

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