Office Furniture awarded environmental standard
Certification to the international environmental standard BS EN ISO
14001:2004 has been awarded to the British office furniture manufacturer,
VERCO - www.verco.co.uk
specifies the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS)
providing a framework for the High Wycombe-based company to control the
impact of its activities, products and services, and to continually
improve its environmental performance.
Commenting on the award, VERCO sales and marketing director Chris Riley
"We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our output. We
implemented systems to identify all relevant environmental legislation to
ensure that we meet requirements and have identified both short- and
"Consideration is given during the design stage of VERCO furniture
manufacture to use materials that will reduce the impact of our products
throughout their life cycle. Waste production is being reduced wherever
possible, and where it is unavoidable, is being evaluated for re-use or
for recycling potential."
Chris Riley added that the company recognised the environmental impact of
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contained in some of its processes, and
that it was working with the manufacturers of VOCs to reduce their use
and consequent impact on the environment.
BS EN ISO 14001:2004 requires that an environmental policy be in
existence within the certified organisation.
VERCO's policy can be viewed at
Issued December 2007 on behalf of VERCO Office Furniture Ltd
by peter muir public relations
Media contact: Peter Muir tel + 44 (0)1296 715228 fax + 44 (0)1296 715486
Sales contact: Chris Riley tel + 44 (0) 1494 448000
fax + 44 (0)1494 464216
Founded by the Vere family
in 1912, and in family ownership to this day, VERCO Office Furniture is
one of the UK's best-known workplace furniture providers. The company
operates from a wholly-owned 440,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in High
Wycombe, where it makes a wide range of seating, desking and storage
designs for all types of modern workplace environment.
Move information at