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Technical Recruitment specialist, Advantage Technical Resourcing, has achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification, the internationally recognised Environmental Management System Standard.

One of four worldwide business groups under the Advantage brand, Advantage Technical Resourcing is the 2nd largest technical recruitment company in the UK. Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Advantage Technical Resourcing supplies contract and permanent resources to clients operating within the Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Public Sector, Energy, Defense, Transportation, IT and Banking sectors.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard developed by the International Organisation of Standardisation that defines requirements for the implementation of environmental management systems via operational processes and procedures. The standard applies uniformly to organisations in any industry and of any size.

Certification to the ISO 14001 standard provides evidence of Advantage Technical Resourcing’s commitment to effectively measure and manage their environmental impact with the overall objective of improving their environmental performance with a particular focus on carbon footprint reduction.

“We are very proud of this achievement and hope to continue to improve our long-term management of environmental risks, monitoring our performance against measurable targets, beyond compliance with legal and statutory requirements” says Julia Smith, Commercial Director at Advantage Technical Resourcing. “Our certification recognizes that we now operate a fully compliant Environmental Management System within our operation”.

“Combined with our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification, achieving ISO 14001 certification demonstrates our commitment to managing our environmental impact, supporting our ethical standing with our candidates and contractors and also demonstrates to our existing and future clients that we are the sort of company, with which they can be proud to do business.”

To celebrate this achievement and as part of their commitment to reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint, Advantage Technical Resourcing recently purchased a grove of trees in the Scottish Caledonian Forest.

SGS United Kingdom Ltd was appointed to conduct the External ISO 14001 Audit process starting with the Pre Audit in January 2010, Stage 1 Desk Top Audit completed in December 2010 and culminating in the Stage 2 Audit in January 2011.

SGS Auditor Christine Nichol adds, “We were very impressed with the comprehensive and disciplined manner in which Advantage Technical Resourcing implemented their EMS. There was clear commitment and enthusiasm from all levels of the business, which, when combined with the high level of preparation for the audit, led to their ISO 14001 success.”

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The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity.With more than 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.