Derby based Tidyco’s primary market is still supplying the rail rolling stock OEM and aftersales markets with hydraulic and pneumatic solutions, which it has been doing for over 40 years. This agile company has over the last few years also expanded into a diverse range of sectors however, and its divisions now include Hydraulics / Hose Doctor, Climate Control, Electrical and Auto Electrical, EV Charge Point Installation and Tube Bending!
When I was first approached by Phil Mason, Production Director of Tidyco, regarding certification to the ISO 14001 standard, my initial reaction was that this was going to be something of a challenge, given the diverse range of activities within the company’s numerous divisions. In my first meeting with Phil however, it quickly became apparent that Tidyco takes it’s corporate and social responsibility very seriously and had already completed several projects to improve its environmental performance. A company with a culture which would support integrating the requirements of an environmental standard into its business process is of course a major step on the road to successful certification.
During the course of the project, working closely with Phil and newly appointed Quality & Training Manager, Jeff Turner, I was more than happy to advise on the specific requirements of the standard and suggest solutions for any gaps we found during the integration process. A successful certification by BSI came then as no surprise, but I was of course very pleased for the whole Tidyco team, from apprentices to the directors who all pulled together to make the project a success. I am sure Tidyco will continue in the spirit of 14001, to continue to improve their environmental performance. Well done everyone!