Independent European manufacturer and distributor of speciality chemicals, ingredients and raw materials for the personal care, health & nutrition and performance chemicals markets, Cornelius Group, has achieved ISO14001:2015 accreditation following a successful external audit.

Reinforcing the company’s commitment to driving exemplary environmental and quality standards, the accreditation covers distribution, logistical processes and associated activities and will be developed to incorporate manufacturing processes.

The certification follows comprehensive audits of environmental and quality systems at Cornelius sites in Poland and Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom. The accreditation is awarded to businesses that meet high standards in areas such as reducing energy usage, effective recycling and waste programmes, responsible disposal of hazardous substances as well as limiting the environmental impact of travel. 

Darren Spiby, CEO at Cornelius Group PLC, commented: “Striving for continuous improvement and a consistent high quality performance are core company objectives. Focusing on our environmental impact is essential and to have the ISO14001:2015 stage 2 certification is fantastic.” 

“The accreditation provides a framework that will enable Cornelius to continue building a successful and, importantly, sustainable business that we can all feel proud to be part of.”

The ISO14001:2015 certification comes as the result of new processes and systems that Cornelius has implemented, designed to support the company’s sustainability efforts and enhance the quality and service for principal partners and customers.

External auditors also highlighted Cornelius employees as an impressive asset to the business following interviews as part of the accreditation process. Cornelius has committed to additional staff awareness sessions through the coming year to ensure that quality and environmental standards remain consistently high.