Less Common Metals (LCM) Ltd manufactures and supplies a wide range of rare earth metals and high purity alloys by the reduction of salts and oxides, and by the alloying of metals in electrolytic, resistance and induction melting furnaces.
By adopting a life-cycle perspective LCM recognises the impact its activities have on the environment. This includes the sourcing and procurement of our raw materials, to the end of life impacts associated with the consumer products containing our metals and alloys. As a consequence it is our intention to maintain and continually improve our environmental management system, in accordance with ISO 14001: 2015, such that it achieves the goals of protection of the environment (including the prevention of pollution), improved environmental performance and meeting all our compliance obligations.
The following policy commitments will allow us to meet these goals:
The Management Team is responsible for the implementation of this policy and for ensuring that adequate resources exist to sustain an effective environmental management system. This policy will be communicated to all staff and contractors within LCM and made available to interested parties.
Ruth joined LCM in 2020 after working with us as an external consultant to develop our ISO 14001 compliant environmental management system. She has over 20 years’ public and private sector experience in the environmental, quality and waste management sectors. Apart from LCM’s ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations, Ruth is responsible for management of the laboratory, REACH and COSHH compliance, waste management, environmental permitting, and the responsible sourcing of our raw materials. She has also recently completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool.