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Sydney Fish Market (SFM), one of the largest fish markets in the
world outside Japan, has announced its certification to AS/NZS
ISO 14001:2004 -- Environmental Management System.
This certification demonstrates SFM's "continued commitment
towards corporate and social responsibility," and has allowed the
company to benchmark its performance against independent standards.
According to SFM, "the catalyst to formalise the company's
environmental credentials has come from many years of
commitment by senior management to environmental best
practice. SFM has always recognised the need to develop current
practices and improve system efficiencies, and will continue to do
so with this certification."
SFM's managing director, Grahame Turk was "thrilled" to
receive the certification, stating that "this certification is a great step
forward for SFM and reaffirms the company's status as an industry
leader in environmental management. The certification is very
difficult to achieve and is a credit to those who worked so hard
throughout the process."
As a result of the assessment process, SFM has implemented
numerous improvements to its procedures. This includes updating
emergency procedures to respond to environmental threats more
effectively and efficiently, the use of a road-sweeper to collect
smaller particles of waste and maintain site cleanliness, and the
relocation of the oil waste facility.
SFM has also been selected as one of nineteen New South Wales
businesses to receive a grant from the NSW Environment
Protection Authority and Australian Packaging Covenant to buy
and operate expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling equipment,
which will reduce the quantity of waste diverted to landfill. This
project will begin before the end of 2012.
Grahame also said, "it is such an important achievement to
recognise, in a company that has so many stakeholders.
Communicating policies to all stakeholders and how it affects them
and what role they play in the process was essential in obtaining
This certification continues on from SFM's past environmental
achievements. Last year SFM achieved certification to the
International Standard for Corporate Greenhouse Reporting -- ISO
14064-1:2006, making it the first Australian food-sector company
to do so.
New Zealand boat builder Lancer has completed a refit of 'ASB
Rescue', the largest vessel in the Auckland Coastguard fleet.
A new 20 metre inflatable tube was fitted along with internal
modifications being carried out within the hull. The existing tube
has been in use since Lancer first delivered the vessel back in 2001,
for use by Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup.
Since entering service, the vessel has excelled in many roles,
having previously also been owned by Ports of Auckland.
The refit, claimed to be the largest re-tube in world, went
smoothly and is intended to extend the vessel's service to the
coastguard for another decade. Duthie Lidgard Auckland
Coastguard General Manager said, "the refit of 'ASB Rescue' is part
of Auckland Coastguard's long term
strategy to maintain a fleet of vessels able to
respond at short notice to any emergency.
To do so we have to choose suppliers who
can deliver to our high standards, we are
pleased that Lancer was able to assist us
Lancer is a world leader in the design
and construction of large RIBs, and holds
three successive world records for supplying
the largest inflatable RIB tubes -- including
those found on the 'ASB Rescue'.
Sydney Fish Market receives ISO environmental certification
NZ's Lancer refits Auckland Coastguard's largest RIB
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