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Strong VendIn our last article we explained that Strong Vend has officially gained an ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management systems. In this article I will explore immediate benefits the new ISO has on Strong Vend as a business. The most prominent impact ISO:14001-2004 had is the reduction in operating costs. This has been achieved by reducing energy and water usage through waste minimisation. There are a variety of further benefits that justify Strong Vend’s decision to invest in the ISO:14001 accreditation. These benefits include:

  • Improved environmental management – This helps the business to identify the environmental impact of our processes and ensure measures are put in place to keep any identified risks as low as possible.


  • Legal compliance – We have provided our workforce with up to date information regarding our responsibilities regarding the environmental.


  • Reduced operating costs – As mentioned, it has improved cost effectiveness and profitability by reducing energy and water usage through waste minimisation.


  • Improved stakeholder relationships – Due to the eco-friendly efforts, the accreditation improves the perception of the brand and company to clients, customers and suppliers.


  • More new business prospects – When quoting for new business the accreditation will further improve our business reputation and will help with the winning of new business.


  • Maintain working business relationships – The accreditation demonstrates to our clients that we have the correct ethos and that we will continue to fulfil our environmental obligations.

A major part of the accreditation is ensuring that Strong Vend maintains its environmentally friendly processes and continue to promote on how ISO:14001-2004 contributes towards our positioning as London’s premiere bean to cup vendor. Our next article will explore what benefits ISO:14001-2004 brings to Strong Vend’s clients and their customers.