HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power, temperature control, and oil-free compressed air solutions, has been awarded ISO 14001 certification, recognized worldwide as confirmation that a company effectively manages and mitigates its impact on the environment. Aggreko’s environmental management system is a continuous cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing, and improving the actions performed by the company to meet business and environmental goals.
The company also received the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) 18001 Certification in 2012. The combination of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 demonstrates Aggreko’s commitment to upholding the highest health, safety and environmental standards for employees and customers.
Aggreko passed all ISO 14001 audits and was awarded multi-site certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, Inc. The certification covers all of Aggreko’s service center locations across the United States and Canada. The process included an extensive review of the company’s environmental management system, which verifies that Aggreko is executing best practices in the provision of maintenance, service and testing of all three equipment lines.
'Establishing sound practices regarding the environmental impact of Aggreko’s operations such as spill containment and noise reduction management has been high on our list of priorities for customers, so we are proud to have achieved official ISO 14001 certification,” said Terry Dressel, Vice President, National Operations, Aggreko North America. “ISO certification gives Aggreko customers confidence that our products and services are safe and reliable, meet all regulatory and environmental requirements and lead to a reduction in the consumption of resources.”
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 4,500 people operating from 165 locations. In 2011 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.4bn (USD 2.2bn or Euros 1.6bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE 100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through our 165 service centres, which we call the Local business, or globally through our International Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the International Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2011 we fulfilled almost 43,000 customers’ assignments and when researched, 69% of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at: www.aggreko.com/northamerica.