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:

  • Identify cost savings with greater emphasis on resource, waste and energy management
  • Develop our corporate image and credibility
  • Quantify, monitor and control the impact of operations on the environment, both past, present and future

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:

  • Recycling and the management of waste streams
  • Efficient use of power and investment in LED lighting technology
  • Discharges of trade effluent
  • Focussed on better environmental performance of suppliers

There are many reasons why we have taken a strategic approach to improving our environmental performance:

  • Demonstrating compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Increased leadership involvement and engagement of employees
  • Improved company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication
  • Achieved strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management
  • Provided a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs
  • Encouraged better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into our business systems

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.

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