emsJeremy Ewen, Managing Director of London-based WLS Ltd, proudly explains how the company has enthusiastically embraced opportunities to introduce environmentally friendly business practices.

We all have a responsibility to do whatever we can to create a sustainable future by reducing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. WLS was one of the first security system companies in the UK to recognise that it could help protect the environment by looking at every aspect of its day-to-day operations and evaluate if there was a better way of doing things. Unsurprisingly, every action we have made to improve efficiency and reduce waste has made good business sense, as well as make us ‘greener’.

Although our efforts to be more eco-friendly were well underway before we achieved NSI ISO 14001 accreditation, it has acted as a catalyst and has spurred us on to look at how we can continually improve our carbon footprint. ISO 14001 is the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Designed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the standard has provided us with a framework from which we have set up an EMS to help us reduce waste, become more efficient and cut waste management costs.

As you would expect, at the heart of our environmental management systems is a determination wherever possible to recycle any consumables, materials or equipment used either within our offices or on a client’s site. We have also installed low-energy lighting throughout our offices and workshops.

Fleet Management

Providing installation, maintenance and service support to a long list of nationwide clients means our 36 company vehicles collectively clock up over 250,000 miles each year. To minimise the impact on the environment, all our engineers drive plug-in electric vans or plug-in hybrid SUV’s, whilst our on the road sales colleagues have been issued with low-emission vehicles.  We are aiming for our fleet to be fully electric within the next 3 years.

Working in Partnership with Eco-friendly Clients

Our environmentally friendly business practices have stood us in good stead when tendering for large projects, which has resulted in WLS working as a sub-contractor for some of the UK’s most sustainable construction companies.  Laing O’Rourke, for example, is a pioneer in the use of cement-free concrete and many of the products it uses have lower embodied carbon. Over the last decade it has succeeded in reducing construction waste per unit by 26% and in 2018, one of its projects was voted the ‘Most Considerate Site’ in the UK.

We are also delighted to have been awarded contracts by Mace, an international construction company which can proudly claim that 100% of the timber it uses is certified to be from sustainable sources and that more than 2,000 tonnes of carbon have been sequestered, thanks to its use of cross-laminated timber.

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Published On: August 2nd, 2021 / Categories: Press Release /

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We strive to be the World’s Leading Security Company, with an uncompromising focus on customers and the solutions we deliver. Our WLS team knows how important it is to create safe spaces you can trust, whether for your family home or business. 

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our expert team have closely followed the latest trends and developments in security technology. From our first installation to where we are now, our customers have always been our focus – providing an effective and high-quality result consistently. We’re proud to offer our unrivalled WLS guarantee to each of our customers. 

We will arrive in the time slot specified.

We treat our customers as we wish to be treated ourselves.

We will act professionally at all times, arrive on time, smartly dressed in uniform.

We will do our work quickly and without fuss.

Once the work is completed we will ask you to review what we have done to ensure you are happy with the results.

We will leave the site clean and tidy.

We guarantee a first-time fix or to provide a solution on every call out.

We fix 90% of problems first-time.

If we can’t fix the problem the first time, we will propose a solution and deduct the call out charge from the cost.

If we cannot propose a solution we will refund the call out charge.

We guarantee transparency in our pricing.

We provide a full breakdown of costs with every quotation.

We will get your approval for any additional work required to ensure you are kept up to date throughout the installation.

We will answer the phone within 10 seconds.

We will deal with all enquiries quickly and courteously.

We will follow up with you when we have agreed to do so.

We will specify the best solution to meet your needs and budget.

We only install systems that are reliable and easy to use.

We will install the solution to the very highest standards.

All our systems come with a 12-month part and labour WLS guarantee.

We will offer a free service 6 months after installation to ensure all is in working order.