William Blythe in Accrington, UK is a top tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) 2015 site and operates under IPPC regulations. The business is accredited to ISO 9001 and 14001 quality and environmental management standards.
William Blythe is committed to managing its business in a safe and responsible manner. For us responsibility means economic, environmental and social responsibility, so we work with customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and the communities around our site to improve our environmental performance, health, safety and security. To help ensure continuous improvement in these critical areas the company is accredited to the environmental management system ISO 14001:2004 (a copy of the certificate in PDF can be found here).
As a member of the UK’s Chemical Industries Association (CIA) William Blythe is also fully committed to the Responsible Care® programme.
Responsible Care® is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, environmental performance, enhance security, and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes. It commits companies to continuously improve their SHE knowledge and the performance of technologies, processes and products over their life cycles so as to avoid harm to people and the environment. Since its inception in Canada in 1985, Responsible Care® has spread to 60 countries globally, driving companies beyond SHE compliance to higher standards of performance and generating business value.
William Blythe reports on its SHE performance through a range of metrics submitted to the CIA on an annual basis. This includes information on accident and incident rates; energy consumption; emissions to air; water usage; hazardous waste; and non-hazardous waste. Our objective is to keep driving down these safety and environmental indicators, year on year.
William Blythe are working with graphene oxide application developers, attending events throughout Europe to learn more about industry requirements.