Kapco Global is proud to announce the ISO 14001:2004 certification of our UK facility. This certificate for environmental management systems is awarded to businesses working to create sustainable, eco-considerate policies and procedures. Kapco Global has been working to implement environmental management systems across its global locations, with facilities in the U.S. receiving this certification beginning in 2008. The award of the ISO 14001:2004 to our UK location is another step toward this goal.
What Are “Environmental Management Systems”?
The term “environmental management systems” (or EMS) refers to the consideration of impacts to the environment in all facets of business. This includes not only the identification of eco-friendly policies and procedures, but also proven methods of implementing these among all staff and throughout all levels of an organization. The ISO 14001:2004 certification helps to assure our aerospace partners, customers and the public of our commitment to the environment.
How Does a Business Earn the ISO 14001:2004 Certification?
The ISO 14001:2004 certification is awarded to companies worldwide that have exhibited successful environmental policies and procures. In 2015, only 307 companies in the aerospace industry worldwide received this certification. We are honored to be among those certified this year.
Standards of selection include:
- Consideration of environmental impacts throughout all levels of business
- Proactive policies designed to maximize eco-friendly practices
- A dedication to the efficient use of resources
- Minimization of waste throughout an organization
As the International Organization for Standardization explains,
“[Certification] requires that an organization considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.”
Kapco Global is honored to have been recognized for our eco-friendly standards. We will continue to strive toward excellence in this arena—not only for the positive impact it has on our own organization, but also for the impact it has on the Earth.
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