Our Green Journey
At RCPAQAP, our overall accreditation is ISO 9001:2015-Quality Management Systems. Each of our programs is individually accredited by NATA and complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043:2010 - Conformity assessment-general requirements for proficiency testing.
Sustainability and commitment
At RCPAQAP, we are committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment and encourage sustainable business practices across our organisation. Where we can, we partner with suppliers and external providers who share this vision. The RCPAQAP approach to sustainability is now embedded within all aspects of the organisation. In 2018 we attained certification to ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.
Key achievements of our sustainability program
Moving towards recycled and recyclable products
Integrating an environmental management system into our existing quality management system
Reducing our energy consumption by 28% over the first three years
Seeing evolvement of RCPAQAP to meet lab needs. Making thinks easier at coalface. Will make it easier to go paper free.
Towards environmental sustainability
Achievements of the RCPAQAP.
Helping to create a sustainable planet is seen as a significant responsibility to most individuals and the wider community, but increasingly important to businesses and organisations who want to minimise their environmental footprint and maximise the effective use of resources.
The RCPAQAP approach to sustainability is now embedded within the company and results achieved include:
Implementation of environmental sustainability objectives that align with the company’s strategic plan
Cost savings in the order of $800,000 over three years
Integration of an environmental management system into our existing quality management system
A reduction by half in the amount of printed paper used onsite
Thinking green with recycling and purchasing, including life cycle of products
A reduction by half in the amount of plastic used in packaging survey materials
Correct separation of general, hazardous and recyclable waste
Cultural change among staff members
Preference for suppliers with environmental credentials
Energy consumption reduced from an average of 46000kW to 33000kW per month representing a 28% decrease over 3 years