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Eleiko Receives ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management

News   •   Jun 25, 2019 18:57 UTC

Eleiko, the leading strength equipment manufacturer is pleased to announce we are now certified ISO 14001 compliant by Lloyd's Register: LRQA Sweden. The certification is a third-party verification that our environmental initiatives meet international standards.

The certification reflects Eleiko’s commitment to environmental stewardship. It is a testament to our ongoing effort to measure, manage, and reduce our environmental impact. Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 14001 calls for continual improvement of an organization’s systems and approach to environmental concerns. While becoming certified reflects the positive work we have done, the certification itself ensures we maintain focus on this important aspect of our business, minimizing our environmental impact.

This certification is important as it also calls for greater responsibility on the part of the entire Eleiko team to strive for continual improvement. Environmental stewardship is deeply personal to many within the organization, including the senior management team and owner family. Eleiko and its owners are members of the Family Business Network, and as part of that program have made a sustainability pledge. Recent Eleiko sustainability programs include:

  • Working with a local energy provider Eleiko invested in increasing the energy efficiency at our headquarters, warehouse and manufacturing facilities and shifting towards renewable energy sources.
  • Initiating a migration of the company’s car fleet to electric cars and installing electric car charging stations in the HQ parking lot to better accommodate and encourage the use of electric vehicles from staff, customers and HQ visitors.
  • The internal sustainability team identified transportation, specifically air freight, as the company’s most significant environmental impact and our greatest opportunity for positive change. We launched an internal awareness campaign to educate our team and present solutions to minimizing air freight use to reduce our carbon footprint.

Eleiko is committed to social responsibility and sustainability. Taking care of the environment is integral to living up to our values and realizing our vision of building A Stronger World. Embracing sustainability initiatives expands our focus beyond physical strength and human potential.

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