Prohire, a leading provider of sustainable commercial vehicle hire and fleet management solutions, has achieved the internationally recognised environmental management standard, ISO 14001, a key objective of its ESG strategy.
Following an independent audit, Prohire’s environmental management system meets the requirements for ISO 14001. The standard helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste. ISO 14001 also includes the need for continual improvement of an organisation’s systems and approach to environmental concerns.
Organisations are also assessed to ensure the increased prominence of environmental management within the organisation’s strategic planning processes, greater input from leadership and a stronger commitment to proactive initiatives that boost environmental performance.
Jay Edwards, chief operating officer at Prohire, said: “We have worked extremely hard to achieve ISO 14001 accreditation which is key to our commitment to sustainable vehicle hire through reducing our carbon, water and waste footprints as well as those of our customers, particularly through our alternative fuels division, ProGreen.
“Achieving this standard ensures that Prohire meets environmental regulations by improving efficiency whilst demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving our environmental performance.
“The accreditation provides a framework for a systematic and integrated approach for all employees, which allows the environmental management system to become part of the fabric of our business. Through the implementation of this standard, we are already seeing increased employee engagement that aligns with our ongoing ESG plans.”
The accreditation is the result of a process taking over six months led by Prohire’s asset finance & training manager, Arlene Steele, which involved a GAP Analysis, Stage 1 and Stage 2 assessments.
Prohire has formed a team of key colleagues with a passion for the delivery of the company’s ESG initiatives who meet regularly to drive forward its environmental, social and governance agenda.