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Spandex has received ISO 14001:2015 accreditation for its manufacturing site in Lancaster.  This is the first time Spandex has applied for formal accreditation after working to the ISO 14001 guidelines for a number of years. ISO 14001:2015 is an environmental management system that includes a set of tools and standards for companies looking to manage their environmental responsibilities. ISO 14001 complements Spandex’s ISO 9001 certification for its quality management systems. Francis Obi, operations manager, Spandex Lancaster said: “We are delighted to have gained ISO 14001:2015 accreditation for our manufacturing facility. Our aim in pursuing the ISO accreditation was to adopt and fully embed a structured framework for improving all environmental aspects of the business. This includes maintaining our site policy of zero waste to landfill and a commitment to the reduction of energy consumption and waste solvents.”  Through investment in its factory oxidizer the site has halved its VOC emissions.