The series of ISO 14000 standards covers all of the standards concerning environmental management. The ISO 14050 standard defines the environmental management system as (EMS): Component of the overall management system which includes the organisational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources to establish, implement, review and maintain the environmental policy.
The best-known and most used of the standards in this series is ISO 14001. An organisation can have its environmental management system certified according to this standard by accredited third party bodies.
Clestra is ISO 14001-certified for its GUMI factory (Korea) and is in the process of certification for the European factories.
The Strasbourg factory (head office) has committed to a triple certification process for 2009:
Quality, Environment and Safety according to standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
In addition to adherence to laws relating to environmental protection, their objectives are as follows:
- Reducing environmental and safety impacts resulting from our processes and businesses; to this end, using natural resources and energy more judiciously thanks to mastery of management systems requiring continuous improvement of environmental policy performance.
- Regularly carrying out audits of processes and businesses in order to assess performance and ensure that the rules and objectives that govern the Strasbourg site are adhered to.