08 Apr 2019
The award for ‘Environmental Awareness’ was bestowed upon KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. at the Tullamore Chamber Awards, held in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Saturday, April 6th. KMK was also honoured for reaching the milestone of 40 years in business this year.
Announcing KMK as the winner of the ‘Environmental Awareness’ category, the company was praised for its efforts to consider the environment and the high environmental standards it has achieved. KMK have been certified by NSAI since 2001 and possess the Environmental ISO 14001, Quality ISO 9001 and Health & Safety OHSAS 18001 standards under a continuously audited and efficient integrated management system. Recently KMK received updated standards for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as revised in 2015. Also, preparations are underway to apply for the updated Health & Safety OHSAS 45001 standard.
The company’s decision to engage Urban Volt to upgrade all buildings to energy-saving LEDs in 2019 was also highlighted. LEDs are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting, such as fluorescent and incandescent lights.
A special presentation was made to a number of companies in Tullamore, including KMK Metals Recycling, who are celebrating 40 years in business.
Managing Director of KMK Metals Recycling, Kurt Kyck, who was also a finalist in the ‘Business Person of the Year’ category, said: “We were thrilled to win the Environmental Awareness award as it really is an area of huge importance to us and our team works very hard to reach the highest possible standards. The issues facing our environment are something that we think all businesses should be concerned about. Our business helps reduce carbon footprint as recycling electronic waste avoids damaging CO2 emissions and we are going further by replacing our old lighting with energy-saving LEDs. We are also in the process of developing a three-year energy management plan with set energy goals and targets to be reached by 2021.”
Tullamore & District Chamber is a partnership of Tullamore businesses and professional people working together to develop the Tullamore business environment and to improve the quality of life in Tullamore, a key hub of the Midlands of Ireland.