Fisher Scientific, the UK’s leading supplier of laboratory products, has achieved registration to the environmental management system ISO 14001.
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ISO 14001 recognises that a company is managing its operational impacts on the environment in both the short and long term.
Fisher Scientific recognises its social responsibility as a global organization to assess and regulate the impact they have on the environment. Managing that impact also means working more efficiently and creating a better working environment for employees.
In the last few years, Fisher Scientific has carried out a number of environmental initiatives, including taking back cardboard packaging from customers and recycling bottles, and a lot of the operational strategies had already been put in place. The ISO 14001 accreditation proves the company is committed to managing its impacts on the environment.
To gain accreditation, companies are required to look at the business and determine how it impacts on the environment. It is then necessary to identify where the most significant impacts occur and develop a plan to manage these effectively. Management plans are continually reviewed and improved, and the ultimate aim is to prevent pollution.
The ISO 14001 standard provides a formal and logical basis for environmental management using the main principles of professional management and based on the process of “plan, implement, check and review”. It aims to support environmental protection and prevention of pollution in balance with socioeconomic needs.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 10:19