(23rd May 2014 –
Cambridge, UK) Green Energy Options (“geo”)
is pleased to announce that it has achieved re-certification to ISO 9001 and ISO14001,
the standards for quality management and environmental management, respectively. Standards
are widely recognised as making a significant contribution not only to the
qualifying company and its customers, but to the general public and the wider
economy as a whole.
The application for geo’s re-certification was led by Dr Paul Goodyer, Chief Operating Officer for geo. Paul worked together with Mark Thomson, Managing Director of the Eco-Smart Consultancy, to review the company’s internal processes and identify opportunities to improve quality, whilst reducing the company’s carbon footprint. Significantly, geo was able to reduce its product packaging considerably, resulting in less weight and volume for shipping.
Furthermore, the company’s production processes were assessed and re-engineered, so that the company could afford to use sea instead of air freight. Transport by sea can take five times longer than by air, but is generally seen as a more environmentally friendly way to move goods around the world. Shipping goods therefore requires planning well in advance.
Importantly, the quality system put in place for the original ISO certification continues to generate data to support management decisions and is helping to deliver customer satisfaction, policy and management objectives and regulatory compliance, thus significantly reducing and minimising business risks.
Richard Tunnicliffe, Regional Director at the Confederation for British Industry (CBI), comments “I have seen geo grow and develop as an innovation-led company over the years. They care a great deal about product quality, customer service and their impact on the environment, and therefore I am very pleased to see them achieve this well-deserved certification. Although based in Cambridge, UK, the company operates to the highest level of global standards, as do many Cambridgeshire companies who operate on the world stage”.
ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, who develop and publish International Standards. ISO standards make a positive contribution to the world we live in. ISO’s portfolio of over 19,200 standards provides business, government and society with practical tools for all three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, environmental and social.
About Eco-Smart Consultancy
Eco-Smart Consultancy implement ISO management systems into companies and undertake training for organisations throughout the UK. They are members of the Bedfordshire Green Business Network.
About Green Energy Options (geo)
geo designs and produces in-home energy displays, online energy services and mobile applications that make energy engaging. We enable energy suppliers, meter manufacturers and installers to strengthen relationships with their customers by putting them in control of their energy consumption, their home appliances and their energy budget in a visual, informative and engaging way. Our products and services work together with pre-smart and smart meters and microgeneration to enable the energy-efficient home.