TPN gains ISO 50001 accreditation

TPN gains ISO 50001 accreditation

TPN achieves ISO 50001 as part of continuing environmental improvement plan

TPN has added to its impressive list of accreditations by achieving ISO 50001

25 May 2022, Minworth UK: THE Pallet Network (TPN) has achieved its next environmental milestone by gaining ISO 50001 accreditation, with a management plan to cut energy usage across all its sites.

The accreditation lays the groundwork for TPN’s next major project which is to complete its SECR - Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting – obligations. SECR requires companies to report on their direct and indirect environmental impacts, including greenhouses gases, water, waste, materials and energy efficiency, biodiversity and emissions to air, land and water.

The company has recently been reviewing all its operation in terms of carbon impact, says HSEQ manager, Steve Underwood. It has also recently boosted its health and safety team with the additions of Julia Robinson and Soheal Mir as Health & Safety Assistants.

“We want our operation to be sustainable and environmentally friendly,” says Steve, “and that starts with measurement and strong actionable plans. The ISO 50001 represents our next plan to manage energy usage.”

Some of TPN’s key environmental achievements to date include:

  • Vehicle utilisation at 20 percentage points above the national average for articulated trailers, saving approximately 35,000 journeys a year.
  • 99% of waste is either re-cycled or used for energy generation
  • FLT fleet runs on Bio-LPG giving up to 32% CO2 saving against standard LPG & uses 24% less fuel than diesel
  • FLT fleet is fitted with catalytic converters plus an “Eco-eLo” fuel efficiency system reducing fuel consumption by a further 20%
  • TPN drains are professionally cleaned every 6 months to prevent contamination of nearby water systems
  • Liquid waste cut by 100%
  • Paper waste cut by 4%
  • Recycled 1,000+tonnes of expired pallets since July 2020

TPN has been in a leader in the sector in terms of accreditations, having ISO 45001, 9001, 14001, and 27001, covering health and safety, quality, environmental management and data security. It also extends its ISO 9001-accrediting audit to its TPN Partners every year.

“We are committed to imrpoving our environmental performance across all areas of the business,” says Steve. “We will also work with our 130 Partner depots, sharing knowledge and helping them to both improve and measure their environmental impact.”

 

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