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SISO achieves ISO14001

Reducing our carbon footprint and supporting Dorset Wildlife Trust

We are pleased to announce we have recently attained ISO 14001 status.

For those that don’t know, ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste. Our aim is to make our equipment booking system as environmentally friendly as possible.

It includes the need for continual improvement of our organisation’s systems and approach to environmental concerns. The standard has recently been revised, with key improvements such as the increased prominence of environmental management within strategic planning processes, greater input from leadership and a stronger commitment to proactive initiatives that boost environmental performance.

With this in mind, along with our solar panels and electric cars, we thought it would be a good idea to invest locally in a conservation project.

Established over sixty years ago by a small group of volunteers, Dorset Wildlife Trust is now the largest conservation charity in Dorset, managing 40 nature reserves across the county as well as four visitor centres.

Donations and memberships from ourselves, along with other income from corporates, donors and members, enable them to champion Dorset’s wildlife and wild places. To create more habitat for threatened species to thrive and spread. To make space for nature by working with organisations and landowners across the county, supporting them to manage their land in a wildlife-friendly way. And to inspire local communities to care for wildlife where they live.

As a small charity independent of government funding, they rely on donations from people like us, to continue their vital conservation work across Dorset. Wardens and dedicated volunteers work hard to maintain nature reserves for everyone to enjoy. But managing over 40 reserves isn’t cheap. Every year, this work costs over £750,000. Generous donations pay for essential tools, equipment and people to enable the creation and maintenance of habitats to protect precious wildlife.

If you’d like to support Dorset Wildlife Trust then take a look at their website here:

How donations are used:

For information about environmental initiatives for science labs and chemical management systems check out our other recent article by clicking here.