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ASA achieves BSI standard for going green

22 Dec 2009

The ASA has become the first governing body for sport to become accredited under the Acorn Scheme, a new Government-approved BSI standard for environmental management systems.

After an inspection the ASA were formally accredited for phase 3 of the Acorn BS8555 standard.  The Acorn Scheme is a way for small and medium sized organisations to make themselves greener.

Gemma Ryder, a member of the ASA's Environmental Policy Implementation Team, said:

"We are delighted to have achieved this nationally recognised standard which portrays the organisation's awareness of our environmental impact and demonstrates how we have worked hard to become 'green'.  We will be moving to our new headquarters early next year and will continue to improve our performance in our use of energy, paper and waste production".

Click here to view the environmental policy.

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For more information contact the ASA PR Officer Claire Freeman on 01509 632265 or email claire.freeman@swimming.org

About the ASA
The ASA is the English National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water and Synchronised Swimming. It organises competition throughout England, establishes the Laws of the Sport and operates comprehensive certification and education programmes for Teachers, Coaches and Officials as well as its renowned Learn to Swim Awards scheme. The ASA supports 1,220 affiliated swimming clubs through a National/Regional/County structure. The ASA aims to ensure everybody has an opportunity to learn to swim.

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