Trusted to be a sustainable partner
Across the markets in which we operate – offshore wind and renewables, offshore oil and gas, coastal and civil, and decommissioning – our customers and supply chain partners are increasingly looking to work with companies aligned with their own sustainability commitments and credentials.
In order to uphold their own certifications and permits, for example, they can only operate with like-minded businesses. Furthermore, they must be able to evaluate if those businesses are consistently sustainable. If they need to report on the quantity of consumables for a particular project, for example, they need the relevant report from IQIP. Equally, their incident performance is affected by our record. In this way, IQIP and its customers and supply chain partners continue to influence one another, and must be able to trust each other completely.
At IQIP, sustainability is at the forefront of all our activities, whether it be innovating the industry to minimise the environmental impact of our customers’ operations or contributing to the solutions required to access affordable energy. While we take our responsibility to develop sustainable equipment seriously, we attach equal importance to developing our own sustainability culture. This means ensuring that it is always on the agenda and is embraced across all areas within our organisation.
IQIP has achieved several ISO certifications across different sites and locations, namely: ISO 9001 (quality management system), ISO 45001 (health and safety management system), ISO 14001 (environmental management system), and ISO 3834 (welding quality system). We expect all locations worldwide to be certified by the end of 2023 for ISO 14001 and by the end of the third quarter this year for ISO 45001, resulting in a fully certified management system.
We are continuously evolving our sustainable operation – for the benefit of our employees and the environment. For instance, the oils used in machine workshops have been substituted for less hazardous alternatives. The use of CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction) substances in our production facility has also been reduced by 22%, lowering the risk presented to our employees. Further steps taken to reduce harmful emissions in production areas include substantial investment in a fully electric forklift fleet.
To tackle energy consumption, IQIP has decreased the amount of lighting required in workshops by using natural light and LED lighting, which reacts on movement. It can be controlled remotely and is networked with the building management system, which can also set office temperatures. Approximately 350 solar panels provide 8% of the energy that IQIP consumes, with 12,000 kilojoules being supplied back into the network.