As a family business, John Pye Auctions takes environmental issues seriously and operates an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS).
The ISO 14001 EMS is an internationally agreed standard that helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and harnessing greater corporate social responsibility.
Implementing an environmental management system has helped us to:
Our EMS requires us to consider all environmental issues relevant to our John Pye Auctions operations; such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.
Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 14001 includes the need for continual improvement and approach to environmental concerns. To this aim, we have focussed on a number of key areas:
There are many reasons why we have taken a strategic approach to improving our environmental performance:
Furthermore, as an auction company managing surplus stock and assets for significant clients into secondary market use, we consider John Pye Auctions to be as much of a recycling business as an auction business, helping to reduce waste disposal with items sold for extended life use or for spares and repairs refurbishment use.