West Midlands aluminium extrusion company Holden Aluminium Technologies has been awarded the top international environmental standard, ISO 14001.
The Bromyard-based firm provides the UK manufacturing sector with innovative technological developments in the fabrication and forming of aluminium extrusions.
The company services a range of industries although primarily automotive, transport, electronic and construction.
Its products are supplied to Aston Martin, BMW, Lotus and Morgan Cars, railway rolling stock including the Channel Tunnel, BT's electronic exchanges, London Underground escalators and the Hong Kong Railway as well as GCHQ and many other structures and buildings around the world.
The company is also involved in providing technology for the manufacturing of medical equipment.
ISO 14001 sets out the method for implementing an effective environmental management system and in order to win the standard the firm had to introduce a number of new initiatives.
The standard means the company has achieved the necessary requirement to reduce its environmental impact whilst reducing costs.
Quality manager Dean Lewis said new systems were put in place for the removal of waste from the site and the company now recycled a lot more.
"Everything from paper, packaging, shrink wrap and coffee cups find their way into specific recycling bins.
"We also recycle our raw materials such as off cuts of aluminium. To achieve the standard we also spruced up the inside and outside of the buildings."
Managing director Richard Williams said the whole firm was delighted to have won the award.