ISO14001: Fuelling Efficiency

Published: 13th April 2011

ISO14001: Fuelling Efficiency

Roofline and rainwater manufacturer Swish Building Products has achieved an 8.5 per cent cut in fuel consumption of its fleet per tonne of product delivered despite increasing sales volumes.

Completed as part of a broader commitment to reduce its environmental impact under the green management system ISO14001, Swish employed computer modeling and increased frequency of servicing to deliver the saving.

Richard Lacey, transport manager, Swish Building Products said, “2010 was a tough year and as we all know transport costs aren’t improving in 2011. That’s why we’re doing all we can to keep our costs down.

“We’ve got clever planning software in the office, all our drivers have been through training to sharpen up their thinking about economy, we get the trucks in for tuning and servicing come what may and we can see now that all the work is paying off.”

The company reports other environmental and efficiency successes during its fourth year under ISO14001 certification.  On top of its diesel savings, electricity and water consumption has been cut and it sent a third less waste of any kind to landfill.

In total since gaining ISO14001 in 2007, Swish has reduced the amount of waste which cannot be recycled on site by 72 per cent.

Richard added: “There’s no doubt that ISO14001 has made us greener and more competitive at the same time. Going forward we continue to invest and a new fleet of ultra efficient Euro5 compliant trucks are being delivered soon which will help us achieve ongoing targets.”

For more information on Swish’s full range of rainwater, roofline and cladding products visit or call 01827 317 200.

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