As concern grows for maintaining and improving the quality of the environment and protecting human health, organizations of all kinds are turning their attention to achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance by controlling the impact of their activities, products and services on the environment. HellermannTyton recognizes the importance of smart environmental practices, and has developed an environmental management system (EMS) for its North American operations based on the requirements outlined in ISO 14001. HellermannTyton’s EMS has been registered and certified since 2002.
About ISO 14001
ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems. An environmental management system (EMS) is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the processes and actions that an organization undertakes to meet its environmental obligations. First published in 1996 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an EMS. It applies to those environmental aspects which the organization has control over, and which it can be expected to have an influence.
ISO 14001 is often seen as the cornerstone standard of the ISO 14000 series. In addition to being the most well-known ISO 14000 series standard, it is the only ISO 14000 standard against which it is currently possible to be certified by an external third-party authority. Having stated this, it does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria. The ISO 14001 standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to:
- Implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system (EMS)
- Ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations
- Assure on-going EMS validity through continuous improvement to meet changing environmental policies and concerns
- Demonstrate EMS conformance through monitoring, measurement and assessment
- Seek certification of its EMS by an external third-party organization
Parties with an interest in HellermannTyton’s environmental performance and management efforts are encouraged to contact our environmental management system representative at 1-800-537-1512. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Click below to view HellermannTyton’s environmental policy and ISO 14001 certificate:
HellermannTyton Environmental Policy