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OCTOBER 2016

AJT Engineering Ltd certified to the new environmental standard

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AJT Engineering, who offer extensive manufacturing, testing and machine tool services to the subsea industry and beyond, have underlined their commitment to environmental protection by achieving transition to the new international environmental management systems standard.

In October, the market-leading Scottish engineering Company was certified to the new Environmental Standard BS EN ISO 14001:2015, a globally recognised accreditation designed to help organisations improve their environmental performance.

The standard ensures that companies acknowledge their global responsibility to expand without compromising resources for future generations. It sets out strict criteria for establishing an appropriate environmental management systems policy, which provides an integrated approach to sustainability.

AJT Managing Director Kenneth Gauld said the accreditation underlined the Company’s commitment to a sustainable future through improved environmental practice.

Under Managing Director Kenneth Gauld’s leadership and commitment, the context of the Company was clearly defined, the needs and expectations of the interested parties were identified along with their compliance obligations and ensured that the environmental policy and management objectives were compatible with the strategic direction of the Company. Risk and opportunities were determined which allowed the Company to plan actions and integrated these actions into its EMS and across other business processes at all of AJT’s four sites – West Tullos and Altens in Aberdeen, British Heat Treatments in East Kilbride and British Metal Treatments in Port Glasgow.

Mr Gauld said the changes had been well received by the workforce. “Response to the changes required in existing procedures, structure and communication were met favourably by our employees at all our facilities,” he said. “Their commitment to maintain the new environmental management system has been demonstrated during the entire process.”

And he added that AJT will continue to review its environmental management system.

“This proves the Company’s commitment to a sustainable future and environmental protection,” he said. “Having achieved accreditation to the new standard, the will not Company rest on its laurels but will continually improve the sustainability, adequacy and effectiveness of the environmental management system to enhance its environmental performance.

“The long-term benefits will far outweigh the sterling efforts our workforce has made to help the Company achieve this important standard.”

AJT’s environmental management system was first accredited in 2002, and it made the transition to BS EN ISO 14001:2004 in July 2005.

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