Ayrshire Printing Company Kestrel Press Achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation

Ayrshire printing company Kestrel Press has just completed and passed stage 1 of gaining ISO14001 environmental accreditation. The company aims to complete its full accreditation in November. Once complete Kestrel Press will have an integrated management system incorporating ISO9001 and ISO14001.

[Pictured: Kestrel Press account manager Graeme Ferguson (left) and managing director Colin McCallum.]

Kestrel Press account manager Graeme Ferguson said: “This is a strategic move for our business to open new markets, as well as being aware of our responsibility to the environment. We have had an environmental policy for many years, but not an official one like this.

“The results have been fairly immediate, as our amount of waste going to landfill is looking like being cut by 50% in the first few weeks!”

ISO 14001 is voluntary with its main aim to assist companies in continually improving their environmental performance, whilst complying with any applicable legislation.

Companies are responsible for setting their own targets and performance measures, with the standard serving to assist them in meeting objectives and the subsequent monitoring and measurement of these objectives.

The ISO 14000 environmental management standards exist to help organizations

(a) minimize how their processes negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land);

(b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements,

(c) continually improve in the above.

ISO 14000 is similar to ISO 9000 quality management in that both pertain to the process of how a product is produced, rather than to the product itself. As with ISO 9000, certification is performed by third-party organizations (BSI, Lloyds etc.) rather than being awarded by ISO directly. The ISO audit standard applies when auditing for both 9000 and 14000 compliance at once.

The standard is not an environmental management system as such and therefore does not dictate absolute environmental performance requirements, but serves instead as a framework to assist organisations in developing their own environmental management system. ISO 14001 can be integrated with other management functions and assists companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.

Kestrel Press managing director Colin McCallum commented: “As one individual company, our environmental impact is fairly small. But if every business were to adopt a pro-active environmentally friendly policy, then together we could make a substantial contribution to the future well-being of the planet.”

Kestrel Press has been established for 38 years, and account manager Graeme Ferguson is the third generation to enter the family owned and run business.

Graeme Ferguson concluded: “Due to difficult market conditions Kestrel Press has evolved into more than a printing company, and we now see ourselves as a business partner to our clients. Our service and quality are excellent, and we always ensure that we offer value for money.

“We have a long and successful track record of delivering high quality print to a wide range of companies throughout the UK.”

Ayrshire printing company Kestrel Press has just completed and passed stage 1 of gaining ISO14001 environmental accreditation. The company aims to complete its full accreditation in November. Once complete Kestrel Press will have an integrated management system incorporating ISO9001 and ISO14001.
[Pictured: Kestrel Press account manager Graeme Ferguson (left) and managing director Colin McCallum.]
Kestrel Press account manager Graeme Ferguson said: “This is a strategic move for our business to open new markets, as well as being aware of our responsibility to the environment. We have had an environmental policy for many years, but not an official one like this.
“The results have been fairly immediate, as our amount of waste going to landfill is looking like being cut by 50% in the first few weeks!”
ISO 14001 is voluntary with its main aim to assist companies in continually improving their environmental performance, whilst complying with any applicable legislation.
Companies are responsible for setting their own targets and performance measures, with the standard serving to assist them in meeting objectives and the subsequent monitoring and measurement of these objectives.
The ISO 14000 environmental management standards exist to help organizations
(a) minimize how their processes negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land);
(b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements,
(c) continually improve in the above.
ISO 14000 is similar to ISO 9000 quality management in that both pertain to the process of how a product is produced, rather than to the product itself. As with ISO 9000, certification is performed by third-party organizations (BSI, Lloyds etc.) rather than being awarded by ISO directly. The ISO audit standard applies when auditing for both 9000 and 14000 compliance at once.
The standard is not an environmental management system as such and therefore does not dictate absolute environmental performance requirements, but serves instead as a framework to assist organisations in developing their own environmental management system. ISO 14001 can be integrated with other management functions and assists companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.
Kestrel Press managing director Colin McCallum commented: “As one individual company, our environmental impact is fairly small. But if every business were to adopt a pro-active environmentally friendly policy, then together we could make a substantial contribution to the future well-being of the planet.”
 Kestrel Press has been established for 38 years, and account manager Graeme Ferguson is the third generation to enter the family owned and run business.
Graeme Ferguson concluded: “Due to difficult market conditions Kestrel Press has evolved into more than a printing company, and we now see ourselves as a business partner to our clients. Our service and quality are excellent, and we always ensure that we offer value for money. 
“We have a long and successful track record of delivering high quality print to a wide range of companies throughout the UK.”
Kestrel Press (Irvine) Ltd 
25 Whittle Place 
South Newmoor Industrial Estate 
Irvine KA11 4HR 
Ayrshire, Scotland 
Contact: Graeme Ferguson 
Telephone: 01294 222222 
Fax: 01294 222219 
E-mail: gferguson@kestrelpress.com  
Web: http://www.kestrelpress.com/ 
 
Kestrel Press is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE
The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.
Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.
Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.
Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor Murdoch MacDonald.
Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:
South Ayrshire Council http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk  
Clydesdale Bank http://www.cbonline.co.uk        
Turnberry Hotel and Golf Resort http://www.turnberry.co.uk  
Ayr Racecourse http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk        
Western House Hotel http://www.westernhousehotel.co.uk       
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk        
Frazer Coogans Solicitors http://www.frazercoogans.co.uk   
Accident & Injury Claims Centre http://www.accidentclaims.com        
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers http://www.mackaycorporate-brokers.com        
Donald Ross Estate Agents: http://www.donaldross.co.uk        
Westgale Ltd Building Contractors http://www.westgale.co.uk         
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants http://www.sinclairscott.com        
Paligap Creative Agency http://www.paligap.com        
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects http://www.arpl.co.uk       
JB Management – Training Providers http://www.jb-management.com 
Brunston Castle Golf Club http://www.brunstoncastle.co.uk        
Visimetrics http://www.visimetrics.com     
Fouters Restaurant http://www.fouters.co.uk      
Christie Financial Planning Ltd http://www.christiefp.com  
Kestrel Press http://www.kestrelpress.com   
Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy http://www.famepublicity.co.uk 
West Sound Radio http://www.westsound.co.uk 
http://www.westfm.co.uk         
Easton Property
Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms
For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@gmail.com  
Website: http://www.eliteayrshire.com 
Issued by:
Murdoch MacDonald
Fame Publicity Services
10 Miller Road
AYR, Ayrshire
Scotland KA7 2AY
E-mail FamePublicity@aol.com 
Web: http://www.famepublicity.co.uk
http://www.AyrshireScotlandBusinessNews.com 
Telephone: 01292 281498
Mobile: 07833 667322

Kestrel Press (Irvine) Ltd 

25 Whittle Place South Newmoor Industrial Estate Irvine KA11 4HR Ayrshire, Scotland 

Contact: Graeme Ferguson Telephone: 01294 222222 Fax: 01294 222219 

E-mail: gferguson@kestrelpress.com  Web: www.kestrelpress.com 

Kestrel Press is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor Murdoch MacDonald.

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

South Ayrshire Council http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk  

Clydesdale Bank http://www.cbonline.co.uk        

Turnberry Hotel and Golf Resort http://www.turnberry.co.uk  

Ayr Racecourse http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk        

Western House Hotel http://www.westernhousehotel.co.uk       

CKD Galbraith Property Consultants http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk      

Frazer Coogans Solicitors http://www.frazercoogans.co.uk   

Accident & Injury Claims Centre http://www.accidentclaims.com        

MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers http://www.mackaycorporate-brokers.com

Donald Ross Estate Agents: http://www.donaldross.co.uk        

Westgale Ltd Building Contractors http://www.westgale.co.uk         

Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants http://www.sinclairscott.com        

Paligap Creative Agency http://www.paligap.com        

ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects http://www.arpl.co.uk       

JB Management – Training Providers http://www.jb-management.com 

Visimetrics http://www.visimetrics.com     

Fouters Restaurant http://www.fouters.co.uk      

Christie Financial Planning Ltd http://www.christiefp.com  

Kestrel Press http://www.kestrelpress.com   

Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy http://www.famepublicity.co.uk

West Sound Radio http://www.westsound.co.uk http://www.westfm.co.uk         

Easton Property

Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@gmail.com 

Website: http://www.eliteayrshire.com 

Contact: Murdoch MacDonald
Phone: 01292 281498
Email: famepublicity@aol.com
Website: http://www.AyrshireScotlandBusinessNews.com