Successful environmental management audit for Bolenz & Schäfer – Certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001
To obtain certification, Bolenz & Schäfer had to establish a corporate environmental policy, environmental targets and an environmental programme. The company also developed and implemented its own environmental management system and aims to improve continuously by regularly reviewing the environmental targets it has set. The standard requires legal environmental obligations and the organisation’s self-imposed duties to be complied with and reviewed. The certification of the international hydraulic systems manufacturer was performed by auditor Frank Meckel.
Hartmut Gojdka, who is responsible for environmental management at Bolenz & Schäfer, explained: “With our environmental management system, we have made a commitment to constantly improve what we do for the environment and are proud that we have already been able to meet one of our initial targets within a short period of time. Since 1 January 2016, all the electricity we consume has come from green energy sources.” According to Gojdka, this reduces CO2 emissions by about 300 tonnes per year, an impressive example which shows that the company is taking a serious approach to its social and environmental responsibilities – and therefore to protecting the climate and environment.
Actively protecting the environment is an integral part of Bolenz & Schäfer’s corporate policy. With the successful audit, the company is further extending this requirement.
Background information on DIN EN ISO 14001
International standard for environmental management DIN EN ISO 14001 is a globally accepted standard for corporate environmental management systems. The international organisation for standardisation published it for the first time in 1996. The standard sets out requirements for an environmental management system which enable an organisation to develop and implement an environmental policy and environmental targets. Around 260,000 companies and organisations are certified worldwide, including about 6,000 in Germany. To find out more, please visit www.umweltbundesamt.de.