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Lincolnshire based defence manufacturers Centanex gain ISO 14001

Tuesday 21st July 2020

Centanex Ltd has successfully passed their Certification Audits for international environmental standard, ISO 14001:2015. The company has demonstrated to the auditors from internationally recognised Lloyds Register (LR) that they manage their legal obligations effectively and have a proven method to improve their environmental performance.  

Based in Lincolnshire, Centanex Limited specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of pyrotechnic tactical product solutions including training and consulting to global Ministries of Defence, Police, and other government agencies. Products are represented globally by Hampshire based GMK Limited who is a majority owned subsidiary of Beretta Holding S.p.A. and the UK representative for Beretta Defence Technologies (BDT).  

History of 14001

Benefits of ISO 14001

The need for Centanex Ltd to implement an environmental management system was driven by customer expectations, legal compliance and a stated business aim to improve environmental performance. The benefits of implementing an environmental management system that meet the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001:2015 also helped the company to raise employee awareness and engage with suppliers effectively.   

Adam Shorter, Centanex Compliance Manager said 

‘The implementation of an Environmental Management System that integrated with our Quality system (ISO 9001) and that met the high standards of ISO 14001:2015 Standard was an opportunity to evaluate our existing processes, strive towards a paperless working environment and has led to the introduction of a range of new technologies’ 

This year, 2020 has been extremely busy for Centanex Ltd. The company has increased their production capacity, recruited more employees and significantly increased their infrastructure and facilities. As a result, Centanex Ltd turned to Spedan Ltd, the experienced ISO Consultancy to support the development and integration of their Environmental Management System.  

History of 14001

Working with ISO 14001 Consultants

Centanex Ltd has worked with Spedan Ltd in previous projects so were aware of the practical and effective support that was on offer. Alister Constantine, Director at Spedan Ltd, developed a practical package of support that included onsite consultancy and continued intelligence support using the iSHEQ tool. Alister visited the site on a regular basis to support process reviews, provide training and also internal audit support. In addition, the management team at Centanex Ltd received the highly informative monthly legal update from the Spedan ‘iSHEQ’ team. This legal update continues to be used to inform and adapt to changing environmental pressures.   

Alister said ‘From our practical experience, we know that when a management team fully understand the ISO standards, and the environmental legislation and pressures that can affect them, they are positioned well to succeed and create the maximum benefit from their environmental management system’  

For more information on Centanex Limited visit: https://www.centanex.co.uk/index.php


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Alister Constantine - Director

Alister has worked within small, medium and large manufacturing industries for most of his career implementing and maintaining quality, environment and safety management systems. He has adopted a practical approach to implementing robust management systems which provides assurance for both employees and stakeholders.

Alister is a graduate in Occupational Health and Safety and holds additional professional qualifications in quality and environmental management.


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