In addition to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, Ritec has been ISO 14001 certified for 5 years already.
ISO 14001 sets out and certifies the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that a company or organisation must follow to set up an effective environmental management system. ISO 14001:2015 is the standard’s latest update.
Using ISO 14001:2015 provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
Stephen Byers, MD, says: ‘Ritec has long been committed to the environment through its promotion of the ClearShield Eco-System™. Implementing special procedures as part of our operations management system is a very natural continuation to this commitment’.
The ClearShield® durable glass surface protection reduces by 50% on average the frequency of site visits for routine cleaning of glass in buildings, substantially cutting carbon dioxide emissions and costs for:
- operation and maintenance of vehicles and access equipment,
- consumption of energy, water, cleaning chemicals and other materials.
The ClearShield® durable glass surface protection has helped to keep a flat glass roof look pristine and made it easier to clean and keep clean for well over 10 years.
Although the protection was still performing, the owner of the stunning residence located in the Primrose Hill area in London, UK, felt that a re-application may be best.
Thanks to the full ClearShield Eco-System™, the protection was re-applied in-situ. The owner will now enjoy clear views through the roof for up to 15 years without frequent cleaning.
Also because of the high performance clearly visible throughout the years, the Ritec team was also asked to protect the glass sliding doors that were already in place.
Ritec’s award-winning ClearShield Eco-System™ is a fully integrated system that may be applied in the factory onto new glass, or in-situ to glass already installed thanks to its unique renovation process. This way the protection may last for the entire life of the glass.