BakerCorp B.V. receives VCA certification
BakerCorp, the industry leader in containment, pumping, filtration and shoring equipment rental solutions, announced today that its Benelux branch has received VCA** Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) management system certification through Det Norske Veritas (DNV), an independent foundation that assists organizations with safeguarding life, property and the environment. Baker is among the first companies in Europe to be certified under the newly updated SHE Checklist for Contractors, or SCC, standard.
“This is another major milestone for Baker’s first European branch,” says Jurgen Verschoor, Managing Director and Division Vice President, Europe for Baker. “It will go a long way toward strengthening our relationship with current and potential customers.”
That’s because the certification demonstrates Baker’s ongoing commitment to a safe and healthy work environment in its national and international network of locations. Baker’s product application experts are dedicated to providing customers with the best equipment and personalized service available. Customers can be confident that all of Baker’s experts abide by the same comprehensive set of safe working practices. Baker will now undergo annual performance reviews to remain VCA** certified.
The SCC was developed as a third-party certification system to objectively evaluate and enhance contractors’ performance in workplace safety, health and environmental protection by putting in place agreed-upon SHE management best practices. The system has proven effective in raising company standards since it was introduced for the petrochemicals industry in the Netherlands in the early 1990s and later expanded to other industries and countries. Research shows that employees who work for organizations that adhere to the SCC standard are more motivated and aware of safety, health and environmental issues. These companies, and their customers, also benefit from less absenteeism and fewer accidents.
BakerCorp is the industry leader in containment, pumping, filtration and shoring equipment rental solutions. Since its inception in 1942, BakerCorp has grown to become the largest and most experienced containment, pumping, filtration and shoring solutions provider with over 90 locations in Europe, United States, Canada and Mexico. BakerCorp retains an extensive inventory of over 19,000 pieces of equipment including more than 17 varieties of steel tanks, roll off boxes, pumps, filtration, shoring and specialty equipment. BakerCorp provides innovative solutions to an ever expanding number of markets that include: chemical, manufacturing, refining, construction, municipal, industrial services, environmental remediation, power generation, aerospace, food processing, tank terminal/pipeline operations, transportation, pulp and paper, mining, electronics, wastewater, and many others.