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WF Glazing Protection Receives The Green Award

Thursday the 14th May represented a very special day in the history of WF Glazing Protection Ltd as Dave Faulconbridge accepted the Investors in the Environment Green Award 2015 at a special presentation evening. Who Are iiE? Investors in the Environment (iiE) are a nationwide environmental accreditation scheme which has been designed to help businesses save money and positively impact the environment by improving their energy efficiency and reducing their negative environmental footprint. They provide all the help, support, promotion and networking needed to make your business greener whilst ensuring that you receive recognition for their green initiatives. Accreditations Available The iiE accreditation scheme has been created to help offer proof that a business has implemented an effective environmental management plan with the goal of reducing their environmental impact. The step-by-step approach within each accreditation level allows businesses to set achievable targets and establish a pathway of continual improvement. To help recognise and reward businesses for their efforts towards becoming more environmentally friendly, the iiE have created 3 different awards: Green Silver Bronze The ‘Green Award’ is the highest achievable level within the iiE and we are absolutely delighted to have achieved this standard. The Accreditation Process As part of the accreditation process, the iiE completed an onsite audit whilst requiring us to demonstrate an energy efficiency increase of 2% (minimum) over an agreed baseline. How Did We Achieve This? We worked tirelessly towards our green credentials for a number of months with activities ranging from implementing a sustainable procurement policy to eco-driver training and travel planning.  Everything that was implemented led to an overall reduction in carbon emissions of 3.08%. After significant work, we were delighted when we were informed that we had reached the required level and [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Accreditations|Comments Off on WF Glazing Protection Receives The Green Award

The Importance of the UK Glass and Glazing Federation

Who is the UK Glass and Glazing Federation? This organisation is a body that represents a number of companies that are involved in the making, supplying, or fitting of glazing and glass products in the United Kingdom and all over the world. What Does The GGF Do? Because the UK Glass and Glazing Federation, or GGF, is considered an authority in this industry, the organization makes it their business to promote the very highest standards. In fact, the GCF is very proud of the ways that their work has promoted both technical and health/safety standards in this industry. The GGF also serves as a voice in the industry when it comes time to advocate for government regulations and policies. Besides offering a diverse selection of member benefits, the organization also exists to help build customer confidence by ensuring that glass and glazing customers can access information and protection when it comes time to shopping for new products and services. When consumers purchase services or products from a GCF member, the organization helps protect both member companies and consumers. History of the UK Glass & Glazing Federation This exact organization was first founded in 1977, but it evolved directly from the Flat Glass Organization, founded back in 1964. Indeed, the GGF and predecessors have been around for about half of a century protecting consumers and helping members. Even before this, a prior organization was called the Plate Glass Association, and its records date all the way back to the 1880s. There is even some evidence that another prior organization dated back to the 1700s. Each organization evolved from the prior ones, and the names and some ideas changed because of new techniques, technology, and ways of [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Accreditations|Comments Off on The Importance of the UK Glass and Glazing Federation

5 Reasons To Put Your Trust in GGF Accredited Companies

With so many different companies out there offering similar services, making sure that you choose the right one can be a little tricky at times. Recommendations from friends and family are often the reason that people turn to a particular company. However, what if you are looking for a product or service that has not been used before by anyone that you know? In the absence of personal recommendations, the relevant certifications and accreditations for a business can go a long way towards ensuring that you are making a wise choice. Some accreditations are easier to obtain than others but anywhere that you see the GGF logo, you can be certain that you are dealing with a company that ticks all of the right boxes. What Is The GGF? The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) represents companies who make, supply or fit, glass and glass related products in the UK and further afield. They are the primary representative organisation for any company which is involved in products and services for all types of glazing in commercial and domestic sectors. Government Recognised Organisation The GGF is recognised by government and plays a large part in the setting of new standards and regulations such as The Building Regulations which are the rules that govern and control the way our buildings are constructed in the UK. 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a GGF Member No. 1 - All Companies are Vetted Businesses who wish to become GGF members must be able to supply, fit or install replacement windows, double glazing, energy efficient windows, doors and conservatories, or window films and have been trading for at least 3 years. They will then be vetted to ensure quality of [...]

By | May 13th, 2014|Accreditations|Comments Off on 5 Reasons To Put Your Trust in GGF Accredited Companies