Environmental Management Systems
The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an Environmental Management System to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.
Industry leaders worldwide comply with strict international standards associated with the health and safety of their associates and sanitation (OHSAS 18001); and protection of their work environment (ISO14001). ARCCO has acquired these certifications.
To maintain this status, through on-going class and on-site instruction, ARCCO ensures that:
- Health, safety, and environment have core-value status in all operations.
- No job begins without verification that all essential safety systems are in place.
- Employees participate in development and execution of occupational health, safety and environmental programs.
- Employees conserve resources, minimize waste and work conscientiously with respect to environmental protection.
- Teams provide continuous oversight to work-site environment in terms of personnel safety, equipment safety, grounds safety and environmental sanitation.
- Effectiveness of safety and environmental policies are continuously monitored.