Leinster Environmentals, based in Dundalk, Ireland, has been certified to the International Organisation for Standardisation’s ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards.
|Leinster Environmentals based in Dundalk, Ireland, has received ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications.|
Leinster, a family owned company established in 2005 currently employs 25 people, says James Loughran, commercial director. Loughran says the company specializes in recycling post-industrial waste plastics, particularly low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS).
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), is responsible for awarding the internationally recognized management standards. ISO 14001 provides a systematic approach for measuring and improving a company’s environmental impact, while ISO 9001 delivers a systematic approach for meeting customer objectives and providing consistent quality.
“The award of these two quality standards to our company is a further step in the development of Leinster Environmentals into a major player in the local and national recycling scene,” says Loughran. “Environmental best practice has always been our motto. Our commitment to excellence has allowed us to export almost 100 percent of the plastic regrinds that we produce through our modern recycling and reprocessing technologies.”
Leinster Environmentals was accredited after senior management completed Enterprise Ireland’s 12-month “Management 4 Growth” Programme. Attendees of the programme were charged with developing roadmaps for business growth that implement strategies to drive sustainability and international growth and that will enhance management skills and techniques.
|James Loughran, commercial director of Leinster Environmentals, displays the company’s recently earned ISO certifications.|
According to Loughran, Leinster Environmentals reprocesses and recycles around 20,000 metric tons of plastic scrap per year into high-end plastic regrinds that it exports. The company works with local suppliers, offering them a route to market for their scrap and waste plastics and cardboard, Loughran says.